Two men are charged after an explosion caused big material damage in an asylum in the Outer Arna in Bergen.
When 18-time, it was first assumed that it was a stove that had exploded in the asylmottakets the first floor, but a few hours later, the situation was considered significantly more serious.
the Police bombegruppe selected themselves to respond after having seen the pictures of eksplosjonsstedet and the damage the explosion caused.
Three windows to be blown out, and the partitions are inflicted major damage.
– It has done something with the stove which has caused a bang. We don’t know what, but the two people are charged with is taken into interrogation, says operasjonsleder Frode Kolltveit in the West police district to the VG.
EXPLODED: Two men are arrested and charged after an explosion at a reception centre in the Outer Arna in Bergen on Tuesday afternoon. 43 unaccompanied asylum seekers living in the house.
Photo: Bergen Photo and Media
Krimteknikere and the police bombegruppe was the night to Wednesday in place for doing research.
– It is clear that it is not found explosives, but we will continue the surveys throughout the day, ” says operasjonsleder Inherit Samsonsen to VG at 05: 30 am-time.
He tells us that the two persons will be questioned in the course of Wednesday morning. According to police, both men are residents at the shelter.
– They are indicted in the case, based on the circumstances of the accident and because they had lived in the room where the explosion took place. They should also have had a connection to the room just ahead of the explosion, ” says Kolltveit to NTB.
The about 40 residents who stayed in the house were evacuated after the explosion, tells the acting mottaksleder Tonni Helland-Hansen at the shelter to VG.
– All of which are located at the other residents at the shelter, or with friends and acquaintances. They take it fine, and the situation is under control, ” says Helland-Hansen.