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Mum missing after Fribourg home blast

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12:29 CET+01:00
Rescue workers were searching on Monday for a 44-year-old woman buried by rubble following explosions at her home in Marsens in the canton of Fribourg.

The woman’s two children, a 16-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old man, were treated for smoke inhalation while her 45-year-old husband was also injured, cantonal police said.

Police were contacted after neighbours reported several loud explosions around 2am.

Officers arrived to find a villa on fire and with a collapsed roof.

The father and two children were taken to hospital, police said.

Fire fighters from Bulle were able to extinguish the blaze.

A search for the missing woman continued through the morning, police said.

Neighbouring homes were not affected by the explosions.

Police launched an investigation to determine what caused the incident.

UPDATE: Fribourg cantonal police on Tuesday disclosed that a body, presumed to be of the missing woman, was found by searchers on Monday night.

A formal process of identification was under way, police said in a statement.

 
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