Two dead and 11 injured in an explosion in an underground car park in Switzerland

An explosion and fire claimed two lives in Nussbaumen in canton Aargau on Thursday evening. Eleven people were injured, according to the cantonal police. The residents of the tower block were evacuated, write international news agencies.

The property damage is considerable. Several explosions were reported to police in the underground car park of the tower block shortly before 7pm. A large contingent of police, firefighters and rescue workers were deployed. The fire had already spread to the first floor by the time they arrived.

The tower’s occupants were evacuated by the emergency services. According to the cantonal police, they cannot return to their flats. The authorities are organising emergency accommodation for them.

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