At least one person was killed and 15 others injured following an explosion in a residential building in Blankenburg on Friday morning (local time), December 13. According to police officials, the blast was likely caused by gas canisters and war munitions in one of the flats. Authorities have cordoned off the site as a bomb disposal team inspects the scene.
A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the explosion until the scene has been cleared.
Individuals in Blankenburg are advised to avoid the area of the incident, keep abreast of the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.