Elderly Danish woman found dead after explosion in her home

September 30th, 2016

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Police sifting through rubble to find cause of blast

The small country home was destroyed in the blast (photo: MikeG)

Southeast Jutland Police found the body of an 87-year-old woman on Friday morning in a house that was destroyed by a gas explosion on Thursday afternoon. The explosion happened in the small country town of Stjær ved Galten, about 15 kilometres outside Aarhus

“We believe it is the 87-year-old female resident of the home,” police spokesperson Hans Hoffensetz told DR Nyheder.

Hoffensetz said technicians are now investigating to establish the cause of the blast.

Gas recently installed
Some houses in the area are heated by natural gas, and neighbours told police that the woman had natural gas installed in her home just 14 days ago.

Hoffensetz declined to speculate whether the installation had anything to do with the blast

“We do not yet know the cause,” he said. “We hope the technical studies will clarify things.”


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