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Danish police evacuate hundreds after warehouse explosion

One person is feared dead following a fire at a former civil defence building in the village of Store Andst, near Kolding, about 125 miles west of Copenhagen.

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DANISH POLICE HAVE evacuated hundreds of people after a warehouse went on fire following a number of explosions in a village near Kolding.

According to police spokesman, Klaus Arboe, the cause of the explosions is unknown but the building that caught fire appeared to contain powerful fireworks.

Local media in Store Andst, a village near Kolding, about 125 miles west of Copenhagen, have reported that one person has died in the incident but this has yet to be confirmed by authorities.

According to local website JV.DK, the explosions occurred at a former civil defence building. It also reports that there are still four people missing following the blast.

Emergency services say thick clouds of smoke continue to billow from the site.

-Additional reporting by AP

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