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Germany: Police investigate explosion inside portable toilet in Fuerth - reports02:23

Germany: Police investigate explosion inside portable toilet in Fuerth - reports

Germany, Fuerth
December 18, 2016 at 03:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police are investigating after a reported explosion inside a portable toilet in Fuerth, near Nuremberg, early on Sunday morning.

Several residents informed the police at 01:15 local time (00:15 GMT) of a large blast. According to police spokesperson Bert Rauenbusch, "upon the arrival of the operational forces there were people at the scene. There were a lot of glass fragments on the street, there were a few windowpanes from nearby buildings and partly from damaged cars. On the street and the pavement there was a portable toilet, a so-called Dixi toilet, that was no longer recognisable."

Despite damage to vehicles and buildings, nobody was hurt in the explosion.

The police do not want to speculate on possible causes of the explosion at this stage. "In regards to the cause of this explosion, if there was one, we still cannot say anything. We will investigate this in all possible directions," Rauenbusch said.

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Police are investigating after a reported explosion inside a portable toilet in Fuerth, near Nuremberg, early on Sunday morning.

Several residents informed the police at 01:15 local time (00:15 GMT) of a large blast. According to police spokesperson Bert Rauenbusch, "upon the arrival of the operational forces there were people at the scene. There were a lot of glass fragments on the street, there were a few windowpanes from nearby buildings and partly from damaged cars. On the street and the pavement there was a portable toilet, a so-called Dixi toilet, that was no longer recognisable."

Despite damage to vehicles and buildings, nobody was hurt in the explosion.

The police do not want to speculate on possible causes of the explosion at this stage. "In regards to the cause of this explosion, if there was one, we still cannot say anything. We will investigate this in all possible directions," Rauenbusch said.

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