Police: Suicide attempt behind Havířov gas blast

The police have charged a 47-year-old man over a gas explosion that occurred in the north-eastern town Havířov on Monday. Investigators believe the man set fire to gas in his apartment which resulted in a blast that damaged the building. No one else was injured in the incident but the police said at the lives of least 12 people were at risk. If convicted, the man would face up to eight years in prison.