Bucharest: at least two people died following the explosion in a LPG station

Adriana Lima
By Adriana Lima 1 Min Read
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Two explosions at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station near Bucharest, Romania on Saturday night killed at least two people and injured dozens more, Romanian authorities said.

Thirty-nine firefighters who attended the first explosion at the Crevedia plant, north of the capital, were injured when the second explosion occurred.

According to Raed Arafat, secretary of state of the Romanian Interior Ministry, 41 people suffered burns and were taken to hospital while another four had to be transferred to Italy and Belgium: “We transferred two firefighters and two civilians abroad ( for cures) and others will follow”.

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Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the explosions.

“We know the station was not operational and did not have authorization to operate,” Arafat said.

More than 20 fire brigade vehicles were sent to the scene and residents within a radius of 700 meters were evacuated, the Emergency Situations Inspectorate said in a statement.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis denounced the “tragedy” on Facebook and has already called for an investigation to be opened.

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