A loud bang and a column of smoke. There is an explosion in the middle of Munich’s most important train route. There are several injured.
Munich – According to the fire department, three people were injured in an explosion on a Deutsche Bahn construction site in Munich, one of them seriously.
All rail traffic around Munich Central Station was set, said a rail spokesman. That affects long-distance and local transport. It was unclear how long the traffic would stand still. The police and fire brigade went on a large-scale operation.
Explosion in Munich: cause unclear
According to the police, there had been a loud bang near the Donnersbergerbrücke, then a column of smoke formed. The fire department spoke of an explosion. “We are in the process of taking care of the people,” said a fire department spokesman on site. The exact cause of the explosion is unclear. The police said they had no evidence of a crime so far.
The Donnersbergerbrücke is not far from the main train station in the center of Munich on the main route of the Munich S-Bahn. Numerous fire engines and around 50 emergency services were on site, a federal police helicopter circled over the area. (red / dpa)