One dead, one injured in building collapse
PR dla Zagranicy
A 78-year-old woman has died and her 80-year-old husband has sustained second and third-degree burns after their home collapsed following an explosion in Sosnowiec, southern Poland, on Saturday night.
Emergency services at the scene in Sosnowiec. Photo: PAP/Dominik Gajda
Part of the two-storey building in which the couple lived collapsed after the blast, believed to have been caused by an exploding gas bottle.
After pulling the man from the rubble, 70 firefighters and rescue dogs searched for hours before the woman's body was found.
Police said the building was home to about a dozen people but only the elderly couple's apartment collapsed.
Remaining residents were evacuated and housed with family or by local authorities. (vb/pk)