00:07 GMT29 January 2020
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    In an explosion near Linz Airport in Austria, several people have been seriously injured, according to dpa, a German news agency.

    The incident occurred on Thursday in the hall of a garbage disposal operation in Hörsching, as the police said in the morning.

    According to Austrian police, nine people have been injured, including three seriously.

    "An explosion of a company building of #AVE in Hoersching. Several people injured!" the police tweeted.

    The cause of the explosion was initially unclear. Three other people were reportedly slightly injured.

    ​Thirteen fire brigades arrived at the scene of the incident.

    A police spokesman said that there were no indications that an explosion at a waste disposal facility was caused by a terrorist attack.

    Air traffic was not affected by the fire. According to Linz Airport, the wind is blowing in a favourable direction, driving the smoke column away from the apron of the airport.

    Linz Airport does not expect that flights will be canceled.


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