Entire family dies after fire and explosion in Switzerland

Several bodies were found in a Swiss family villa which was ravaged by a fire and an explosion on Thursday in Yverdon-les-Bains, the Vaud cantonal police said.

“We were warned at 6:40 am of an explosion in the house, followed by a fire. These are the facts that we have been told, ”said a communications officer for the Vaudois police, Alexandre Bisenz, to AFP.

An investigation will take place

“Bodies were found in the family home,” he added, confirming information from Swiss media. According to the regional newspaper 24 Hours, a family of five lived in the house.

The police should give more details during the day. “An investigation is beginning,” said Alexandre Bisenz, who explained that he could not yet say if there was a relationship between the explosion and the fire, and if the explosion had taken place before or after. the fire.

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