Three injured in explosion at Sikh temple in Essen

In food it came in a prayer house in an explosion. Three people were injured, one seriously. Police said witnesses saw a masked person.

An explosion around 19 pm in a Sikh temple in Essen three people were injured, including one seriously. The police said on Saturday night. Evidence of a terrorist attack, there has not, so police spokesman Lars Lindemann for “world”. But witnesses claim to have seen a masked person.

A policeman in front of the damaged entranceA policeman in front of the damaged entrancePhoto: dpa

Several windows were broken by the force of the explosion, also the doppelflügige front door. The Technische Hilfswerk is on site to illuminate the site and build a tent to allow the police forensics. In food it is raining at the time.

The police also announced that there was a wedding in the building at the Bersonstraße afternoon against 14 o’clock instead. However, only the ceremony, the actual celebration was organized a few hundred meters in an adjacent building.

It is still unclear whether it is at the injured to wedding guests or to bystanders. In the building, a prayer hall and other smaller meeting rooms are housed.