Jilted lover accidentally blows up building while trying to kill himself

November 13, 2008

Germany (Chattahbox) In a tragic accident meant to be a suicide, a German man was charged with murder and grievous bodily harm, for causing a gas explosion that destroyed half an apartment building and killed his neighbor. He told the court in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on Wednesday that he was only trying to kill himself because he was lovesick.

The 22-year old on trial said he had opened the natural gas taps in his apartment intending to commit suicide after his girlfriend broke up with him by phone. When the 17-year old woman later arrived to pick her belongings up from his flat, she unwittingly lit a cigarette which ignited the gas and blew up half of the building, injuring 15 people and killing a 45-year old neighbor.

Ralf Wolters, a court spokesman, said the man did not realize there was a risk of explosion.


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