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Corpses found after mystery house explosion

The Local · 20 Jan 2011, 11:32

Published: 20 Jan 2011 08:56 GMT+01:00
Updated: 20 Jan 2011 11:32 GMT+01:00

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The house belonging to an elderly couple in the town of Germering, west of Munich, was completely destroyed. The body in the cellar is believed to be that of an 84-year-old woman.

Police were not able to say immediately whether the second body, found in the burnt-out ruins of the house itself, belonged to the woman’s 88-year-old husband.

The cause of the explosion also remains a mystery, though the police had ruled out a gas leak as the cause.

Several neighbouring houses were also damaged by the blast, mostly in the form of shattered windows.

Neighbours alerted the police about 12:30 am Thursday. A police spokesman described the scene as a “picture of devastation.” Some 150 fire officers were deployed.

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02:44 January 22, 2011 by Prufrock2010
A geriatric meth lab, maybe?
01:18 January 25, 2011 by fryintl
I have one better, why did anyone have to notify the police? Couldn't they hear it? Seems that once again the German police are spread thin and the protection offered is more perceived than real.

If you pay so much in taxes, wouldn't you think that a small town should ahve permanent police Presence? I know you post people where used most, but wow.

Also, I love the volunteer firemen. They do a very important role in your society adn are true heros. They protect and most are volunteers in these small towns. I wish we had more of that here in So Cal.

Now, we have to ask, what caused the blast, if it wasn't gas, could there have been a butane bottle, r worse? Maybe soemthing more sinister? this will be interesting to watch and I hope the Local follows up on it.
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