House explosion kills 3 in South Bohemia

Three people were found dead Thursday afternoon after an explosion and a house fire in Ceske Budejovice, a political and commercial capital of South Bohemian Region. An investigation is currently underway.

The fire department in Ceske Budejovice responded to an explosion followed by a structural fire sweeping through a residential building Thursday shortly after noon.

Upon extinguishment of the fire, first responders recovered 3 bodies burnt beyond recognition. The victims were later identified as a child and two adults. Autopsies were ordered.

According to police spokesman Miroslav Doubek, all three victims were residents of the house. However, he refused to comment whether they were related.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.