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1 person injured, 1 missing in German house explosion

Debris sits on a street after an explosion in an  apartment building in Dortmund, western Germany, Friday, March 31, 2017. Police said one person was injured, another person is still missing. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)

Debris sits on a street after an explosion in an apartment building in Dortmund, western Germany, Friday, March 31, 2017. Police said one person was injured, another person is still missing. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

German authorities say one person was been injured and another is missing after an explosion tore the top off a house in the western city of Dortmund.

Dortmund police say the blast happened shortly before 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) Friday, blowing debris across a large part of a residential street in the Hoerde district of the city.

The cause wasn't immediately known.

Fire service spokeswoman Elke Bernholz said rescuers were still combing through the rubble in search of any more injured persons.