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10 Oct 2019 | 11:17 AM UTC

Austria: Explosion reported near Linz Airport (LNZ) October 10

Austria News Alert

Explosion hits garbage disposal facility near Linz Airport (LNZ) October 10; five people injured

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Linz Airport (LNZ)

Event

An explosion has been reported at a garbage disposal facility near Linz Airport (LNZ) in Hörsching on the morning (local time) of Thursday, October 10. At least five people were injured by the blast. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, although police said there were indications of a terrorist attack. Details are emerging.

Firefighters are reportedly at the scene to contain the blaze. Austrian authorities have advised local residents to remain indoors with their windows closed. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected area or traveling through LINZ are advised to monitor developments, confirm flight itineraries, avoid the vicinity of the blaze, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).

 

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