An injured person (55) died after a car explosion in Hürth (North Rhine-Westphalia). The police have now announced further results of the investigation.
Update from August 3, 12:57 p.m.: The 55-year-old succumbed to his severe burn injuries, said a police spokesman on Tuesday, as reported by the dpa news agency. The investigation revealed that the man caused the explosion himself. According to the police, a 46-year-old eyewitness came to the aid of the burning man with a fire extinguisher and was also injured in the process.
Man on fire after car explosion
First report from August 3, 2021
Hürth – What exactly happened on Monday evening in Hürth (North Rhine-Westphalia)? The police received an emergency call from a witness around 6.15 p.m.: A car is said to have exploded in Hermülheimer Strasse in Alstädten-Burbach. When the police arrived on site, two cars were on fire. The fire brigade tried to put out the fire and took care of a man. A parked car had blown up for an initially unknown cause.
Parked car explodes – man on fire
A man (55) was seriously injured in the explosion, the police said. The man suffered severe burns and had to be flown to a special clinic by rescue helicopter. The 55-year-old was on or in the front vehicle when it exploded, the police said. The man immediately caught fire. The car parked behind it also caught fire.
Car explosion in Hürth (North Rhine-Westphalia): an eyewitness immediately fetches fire extinguishers from a nearby bakery
An eyewitness (46) immediately went to a nearby bakery and got a fire extinguisher. With it, he extinguished the burning 55-year-old on the opposite sidewalk, it says in the message. The first responder sustained injuries while extinguishing the fire, which later had to be treated in a hospital. According to the police, emergency chaplains took care of passers-by who had to watch what was happening.
The investigation into the cause of the fire continues, according to the police. A police spokesman said in the evening, as reported by the dpa news agency, there was a detonation in a car for an as yet unexplained cause. Both vehicles were seized. The affected street section on Hermülheimer Straße was closed to traffic from the street “Am Bornbach” and the junction with Kampstraße until traffic safety was restored until Tuesday morning. The fire brigade had applied foam compound there, which is currently making the road impassable. (ml)
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