Police identify a probable cause of the deadly explosion in Varkaus, Eastern Finland

The lone victim has been tentatively identified as a man born around the age of 30 who had recently moved to Varkaus. The man is not a “police so-called old acquaintance,” a police spokesman said press release.

The man was alone in the apartment at the time of the explosion. Four other people were rescued from the same building after the explosion, three by a lifting platform and one by an exit shelter. Four residents were hospitalized for exposure to smoke, but none of them had suffered more serious injuries requiring longer treatment.

At the time of the explosion, there were a total of a dozen people in the building, but most of them managed to leave the building without help.

The explosion destroyed the apartment and happened completely, causing the balcony and wall to collapse. The entire building has so far been declared uninhabitable, but the municipalities have provided temporary accommodation for the residents.

The case is being investigated as a felony and an investigation into the cause of death and fire. Researchers have not yet ruled out possible Vesa KoponenThe investigating chief inspector of the Eastern Finland Police Department said on Tuesday According to Helsingin Sanomat.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page





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