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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Berlin Blast Kills at Least 3

BERLIN -- Rescue workers with sniffer dogs searched through the night for survivors after the explosion of a World War II bomb at a building site in Berlin killed three people and injured at least eight others.


A fire brigade spokesman said he feared the final death toll from Thursday's blast could be higher.


"We've found human remains 100 meters away from the blast but we can't tell if they belong to the dead already found," he said.


The blast, set off by construction work on the site in Frankfurter Allee, one of east Berlin's busiest avenues, trapped workers under building machinery and sent huge chunks of concrete tumbling through the air.


The explosion of the aerial bomb sent shoppers scrambling for shelter.


The top two floors of a four-story apartment block next to the site caved in and an outside wall was ripped off, exposing the interior of the flats.