Another death was recorded in the liquefied petroleum gas station explosions in Romania
Bucharest, August 28: A new death has been recorded following the fire and explosions that occurred overnight at a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in Romania’s southern province of Dambovita, an official of the country’s Interior Ministry announced.
Raed Arafat, head of the Ministry of Interior’s Emergency Situations Department, said the new death was confirmed by the Emergency Hospital in Bucharest.
Xinhua reported that two explosions occurred overnight at a liquefied petroleum gas station in the town of Crevidia, less than 30 kilometers northwest of Bucharest, killing one person and injuring 57 others at the scene.
According to a previous statement by the Ministry of Interior, the first explosion killed eight people, one of whom died of a heart attack without suffering from burns or other injuries to his body, while the second explosion killed 50 victims.
The ministry also indicated that most of the wounded are its employees, including 39 firefighters, two policemen and two gendarmes.
According to the official Agerpres news agency, local and surrounding provinces and cities quickly dispatched more than 20 fire trucks and firefighting robots soon after the explosions.
The injured were quickly sent to nearby hospitals, and four seriously injured were sent to Belgium and Italy for treatment on two planes arranged by the Ministry of National Defense.
The exact cause of the explosions is not yet known. Arafat told the media that preliminary investigations showed that the liquefied gas station did not have an operating license.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Marcel Siolako announced in Crevidia that checks will be carried out in all fuel and LPG stations in the country during the coming period.
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