Report: Building in Poland collapsed after man killed wife

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The deadly collapse of an apartment block in the western Polish city of Poznan was probably caused by a resident who had killed his wife and then tried to kill himself by opening gas valves that caused an explosion, according to Poland’s state news agency PAP.

The news agency reported Tuesday that the man remains hospitalized with severe burns and cannot be questioned by prosecutors. PAP quoted anonymous sources that it says are close to the investigation.

Prosecutors contacted by phone on Tuesday refused to confirm the information. They said previously that the building’s collapse could have been triggered by a gas explosion and that the incident may not have been an accident.

Five people were found dead in the rubble and 21 others were injured in Sunday’s explosion.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.