A minimum of seven individuals died and dozens had been injured in a gasoline explosion that rocked a 12-storey constructing in japanese Slovakia, police mentioned on Saturday.
Native police chief Jan Golias mentioned one particular person was nonetheless lacking after the hearth within the city of Presov, 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the capital Bratislava.
About 100 firefighters battled the blaze, which hit the highest 4 or 5 flooring of the constructing and led to warnings from the hearth service that the construction may collapse, native media reported.
The preliminary explosion was reported at midday on Friday, with final fires being put out by Saturday morning.
“We estimated the variety of injured at 40,” Alena Krcova, a rescue providers spokeswoman, informed AFP.
A hospital spokeswoman informed native media that 9 individuals had been handled at her facility within the quick aftermath of the explosion, none of whom was in a essential situation.
Police had earlier mentioned in an announcement on Fb that 11 individuals had been killed within the blaze however the put up was later deleted.
Golias gave the dying toll as seven following “up to date data”, with out specifying additional.
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