Hague explosion: Multiple people buried under rubble after house blows up

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Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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Multiple people are buried under rubble after a house blew up in The Hague.

A suspected gas explosion caused the front of the three-storey building in the Jan van der Heijdenstraat district to collapse at around 4.10pm local time, police said on Sunday.

Three people have been rescued from the rubble and taken to hospital. Local media reports the fire brigade used a cherry picker to remove people from their homes.

The fire brigade said one more person is still trapped under the rubble and specialist firefighters are making a rescue plan.

Nine people in total were injured and seven were taken to nearby hospitals.

Detection dogs are also at the scene as the fire department search for more casualties as they believe "several more" people could still be inside.

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