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Silo demolition goes awry in Denmark, damaging nearby building

A silo demolition goes wrong, as it falls on the wrong side and lands in the local library, at Vordingborg Harbor in Vordingborg

A silo demolition goes wrong, as it falls on the wrong side and lands in the local library, at Vordingborg Harbor in Vordingborg, Denmark April 6, 2018. Scanpix Denmark/Rasmussen Per via REUTERS

(Reuters) – The planned detonation of a silo in southern Denmark went spectacularly wrong on Friday when the silo fell in the opposite direction intended.

Nobody was injured as the 53-metre (170-foot) silo at Vordingborg Harbour fell, but it damaged a small section of an adjacent library.

The blast had been prepared for six months and an investigation has begun into what went wrong.

Vordingborg’s mayor, Mikael Smed, told the Ritzau news agency that dust and glass would need to be cleared up from the damaged area and a structural assessment of the damaged building carried out.

(Writing by Ilze Filks and Mark Hanrahan, editing by Larry King)

 

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