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1 injured in explosion at Helsinki Theatre

Published : 29 Jun 2020, 17:44

Updated : 30 Jun 2020, 10:43

  DF Report

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One person was injured in an explosion that in the Helsinki City Theatre in the Eläintarhantie area on Monday noon, said the Helsinki police.

The incident took place at about 12:00 noon in a sprinkler room at the theatre but there was no indication or suspicion that it was intentional, said Jukkapekka Risu, the investigation officer of the Helsinki police in a statement.

The wounded person was doing maintenance work in the sprinkler room at the time of the explosion and was later taken to hospital, said Risu.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the police said the explosion might have been occurred due to gas pressure build-up from dry zinc tubes in the small place.

The police are going to make further investigation into the matter to find out the reason behind the explosion.

About 100 people were inside the facility during the accident.