Swiss police: 1 dead, 14 injured in building blast
Swiss police say one person has died and 14 are injured after an explosion at an apartment block in the western city of Yverdon-les-Bains.world Updated: Oct 26, 2011 02:05 IST
Swiss police say one person has died and 14 are injured after an explosion at an apartment block in the western city of Yverdon-les-Bains.
A spokesman for Vaud cantonal (state) police says the blast occurred shortly after 1:30pm today (0500 IST) on the fourth floor of a residential building in the centre of the city.
The spokesman, Jean-Christophe Sauterel, told The Associated Press that police are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion.
Amateur footage taken from the scene, about 60 kilometres west of the capital Bern, showed a blackened hole in the side of the building and passers-by stepping over debris that was strewn across the street.
Sauterel says eight of the injured have been hospitalised.