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Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks

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Two men explode flat with home-made fireworks
Photo: DPA
13:44 CET+01:00
Police on Thursday said two men were injured by an explosion while making fireworks in their apartment. The severely damaged flat apparently contained a substantial cache of pyrotechnical equipment.

According to the police, the two men, aged 21 and 24, had already made several fireworks when one of the improvised explosives, a kind of pipe bomb, exploded on Wednesday evening. The apartment was in the attic of a building in Strausberg in the state of Brandenburg.

The men fled the building after the explosion, but were caught by police later. The 21-year-old suffered severe burns and cuts to his face, and was taken to hospital in Berlin.

The 24-year-old, who suffered some damage to his ear drums, was arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion.

Specialists have since secured the building.

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