Police in the British city of Leicester, the administrative center of the County of Leicestershire, confirmed that the victims of the fire and collapse of a three-story house were five people, five more were injured. The condition of one of victims is estimated by physicians as critical.
The causes of the tragedy are not established yet, however, the guards were quick to say that completely exclude the version of the attack, wrote on Monday, February 26, the news service of the BBC.
Recall that the explosion occurred Sunday evening, around 19:00 GMT. Residents of nearby houses said that he was so strong that it resembled an earthquake.
The representative of the local police Shane O’neill believes that, as the rubble of the three-storey building, on the ground floor of which housed the Polish supermarket and warehouse, the number of victims will increase.
On Monday afternoon the rescue work has been suspended because of fears of damage to nearby buildings.