Gas explosion kills 4 in northeastern Poland

A total of four individuals were confirmed dead as a result of a gas explosion in a detached family home in the northeastern Polish city of Białystok, Poland’s public broadcaster TVP reported on Monday.

“Four individuals died as a result of a gas explosion that took place at a single-family house on Kasztanowa Street in Białystok,” a spokesman of the Białystok police department told TVP, adding that police and fire department officers were on the scene.

TVP reported that as many as 10 fire brigades undertook rescue procedures.

Moreover, citing a senior firefighter, TVP reported that a child was among the fatalities of the tragic event.

The senior officer said that “four people died, including a child,” adding that “securing and search procedures are ongoing.”

The local fire department received a notification of the explosion a couple of minutes after noon on Monday. The explosion took place in a three-storey brick house.

Victims of the explosion were taken out of the building by the firefighters. Unfortunately, they could not be saved.