An entire house collapses in Sauerland due to an explosion. Several people can be saved. But there is also sad news.

After the collapse of the house in Hemer, Sauerland, according to the fire brigade, no other people are suspected to be under the rubble.

“According to the current state of investigation, we assume that there are no more people under the rubble,” said fire brigade spokesman Andreas Schulte. On Saturday morning around 9:00 a.m., the emergency services could only have rescued a lifeless woman from the completely destroyed house. A seriously injured man and woman were rescued around 3:00 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. Both were in mortal danger and had been taken to the hospital, Schulte said.

“First of all, we are glad that we were able to save two people,” said the fire department spokesman. The scene of the accident has now been handed over to the criminal police for further investigation. “We continue to provide support with our staff,” said Schulte.

Two injured recovered

Two injured people had already been recovered on Friday evening. One of the victims was in the hospital with serious injuries, the other person was reportedly only slightly injured. Three of the eight residents of the house were probably not at home at the time of the collapse, it said.

In the late morning, NRW Minister of the Interior Herbert Reul (CDU), as well as the District Administrator of the Märkisches Kreis, Marco Voge (CDU), and Hemer’s Mayor Christian Schweitzer (CDU) were expected at the scene of the accident in Hemer to get an impression on the spot and the to thank more than 300 rescue workers from the fire brigade, police, THW and Red Cross. “More than 300 rescue workers have given their all so far and deserve our greatest recognition,” wrote Mayor Schweitzer on his Facebook page.