Man killed by exploding Christmas tree

Other News Materials 11 January 2008 21:59 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa )- An 89-year-old man was killed by an exploding Christmas tree, police in the north German city of Bremen said on Friday.

Police said resin seeping from the branches ignited when the dried-out tree caught fire, triggering Wednesday's explosion. The shock wave killed the pensioner and blew out all the windows of the house where he lived.

The blast caused damage of 100,000 euros (147,000 dollars).