8:12 p.m., October 1st, 2021
GAt 11 o’clock it came in on Friday Steindorf am Ossiacher See to a violent explosion. The police, ambulance and fire brigades immediately deployed on a large-scale operation. “A man was killed in the detonation,” explained Rainer Dionisio, Spokesman for the state police department a little later. The dead person is one 59 year old vacationer from Germany.
“The man is likely to have recovered a war relic from Lake Ossiacher See during the course of Thursday and deposited it in the bank area,” said the police. On Friday morning, the man is said to have handled the war relic outdoors. This led to the explosion. The 59-year-old was fatally injured.
“At the time of the accident, the man was alone,” says Waltraud Dullniggwho immediately went to the scene of the accident as a police spokeswoman. The vacationer lived in a house with lake access. It was in this area that the accident occurred. “We do not yet know what exactly has detonated there,” she said on Friday afternoon, “but we now know that it is a relic from World War II.
The defusing service was in action in Steindorf until the evening. The experts are still looking for possible further relics at the scene of the accident.
The accident area was cordoned off over a large area. The lake in the area of the accident site was also partially closed. The investigation has not yet been completed.