Explosion, fire in Voorburg apartment; one killed
A man was killed in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Voorburg during the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Haaglanden fire department confirmed on Twitter.
The fire broke out just after midnight. Firefighters managed to get the resident out of the burning apartment. Emergency workers tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. The man died at the scene.
Multiple other apartments in the complex on Frans Mortelmansstraat were evacuated. The residents were allowed to return home at around 2:00 a.m.
The cause of the fire and explosion is not yet known. The police are investigating.
Brand in apptgebouw 't Zeilschip, Frans Mortelmansstraat, Voorburg, ws. na explosie. pic.twitter.com/GdqdhxHD7T— ᴿᵘᵉʳᵈ ᴴᵃˡᵇᵉʳᵗˢᵐᵃ (@RuerdHalbertsma) April 17, 2019
Brand na een explosie aan de #FransMortelmansstraat in #Voorburg is opgeschaald naar sein Grote Brand. De brandweer is massaal ter plaatse. Daarnaast staan er meerdere ambulances stand-by. Voor alsnog één gewonde. pic.twitter.com/PrlsJ7js0J— District8.net (@RedactieD8) April 16, 2019