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Investigation into house explosion and mysterious car accident

A house collapses after an explosion, followed by a fatal car accident. The police are checking whether and to what extent the two events are related.

Rohrbach an der Ilm – The explosion of a semi-detached house in Upper Bavaria and the search for missing persons also occupies the investigators on Friday.

Due to the amount of rubble, it is no longer assumed that someone could be recovered alive there, said a police spokeswoman on Friday morning. However, it is unclear whether the two missing people were even in the house. One couple is still missing – a 55-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman.

Another mystery is a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Thursday at 12.50 p.m., around 20 minutes after the house explosion in Rohrbach an der Ilm. On the B300 in Schrobenhausen, 30 kilometers away, a car drove into an oncoming truck, the driver of which was seriously injured. One person died in the car, but the police said the body was burned beyond recognition. Even on Friday morning, the identity was still not clarified. But one thing is certain: the car was reported to the address of the house that exploded. A police spokeswoman said on Friday that the person was definitely alone in the car.

In the semi-detached house destroyed by the explosion, three other people lived in addition to the missing couple, but they were not at home at the time of the explosion, the police announced on Friday. In the other half of the semi-detached house, which was also badly damaged, two people were slightly injured.

The cause of the explosion was still unclear on Friday. The rubble of the destroyed house is still unstable and unsafe, the primary goal is initially to make the place accessible, said a police spokeswoman on Friday. Person search dogs were on site on Thursday, but they did not hit. Now corpse detection and incendiary detection dogs are in use. dpa

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