According to the Vietnam News Agency reporter in Germany, the explosion injured three employees of the Lidl supermarket chain, including one, and was seriously injured. Immediately after the incident, police, rescue workers and a rescue helicopter were deployed to the scene and investigated the cause of the incident. In addition, a bomb disposal team will conduct a search of the entire building, while over 100 people have been evacuated from the site area. It is not clear whether the explosion was a mail bomb or a parcel with an explosive, but according to the Bild newspaper, the explosion occurred around 15:00 on February 17 when an employee opened a parcel at Lidl headquarters.
One day earlier, a parcel exploded in the receiving department of a beverage maker in the town of Eppelheim in the district of Rhein-Neckar, in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The police are currently investigating whether the two explosions are related or not.