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Five injured in Lucerne festival food stall fire

Five people were injured from the shooting flames of a gas bottle that set afire a food stall at the Blue Balls music festival in Lucerne on Sunday night.

Four of the victims remain in hospital,  with two people seriously injured, according to police reports.

The accident happened shortly after 7pm at a tent where Asian food was being served, Lucerne police said.

The injuries were caused when a flame flared from a gas bottle used for cooking.

Al the victims were employees of the food stall, police said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The incident did not affect concerts at the 20th annual music festival, which is held at various venues around Lake Lucerne.

The nine-day festival, running until July 28th, feature rock bands such as The Kaiser Chiefs and The Kills.

Elsewhere in Switzerland, the 37th Paleo music festival in Nyon (canton Vaud) wrapped up on Sunday after attracting 230,000 spectators over the course of six days.

The festival’s performers included Sting, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and David Guetta.

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Man dies in car fire at Jura petrol station on New Year’s Eve

Police in the canton of Jura are investigating why a vehicle caught fire at a petrol station in the village of Breuleux on Sunday morning, killing the driver.

Man dies in car fire at Jura petrol station on New Year’s Eve
Photo: Jura police
Given the size of the fire and the fact it took place in a petrol station, a large team of 30 firefighters and eight fire engines was sent to tackle the blaze, police said in a statement.
 
Residents of four nearby apartment blocks were evacuated and one elderly person in shock received medical attention. 
 
Firefighters were unable to save the driver of the car, who was found dead inside the vehicle. 
 
According to Le Matin, the victim was a local musician and guitar teacher who was due to perform during the New Year’s Eve event of a local restaurant later that day.
 
Investigations are ongoing to determine why the car – a hybrid Toyota, according to the paper – burst into flames.