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    5 killed in explosion at apartment building in Jersey

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    London, December 11 Police in the British territory of Jersey confirmed on the 11th that an explosion occurred on the 10th in a local three-story apartment building, killing 5 people and 4 others. Missing.

    According to police sources, at around 4:00 a.m. local time on the 10th, an explosion occurred in an apartment building in St. Helier, the capital of Jersey, and caught fire. The fire was later extinguished, but the apartment building was razed to the ground. At present, operations at the scene of the incident have shifted from search and rescue to the clean-up stage.

    Police have not yet confirmed the cause of the explosion. Jersey Police Chief Robin Smith said the explosion may have been caused by a gas leak.

    Jersey is one of the three British Crown Dependencies. It is located 20 kilometers off the Normandy Peninsula. It is the largest and most populous island in the Channel Islands near the French coastline in the English Channel.

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