Peru.- At least one dead and 20 injured in the explosion of a tanker truck on the outskirts of the capital of Peru – Society

Peru.- At least one dead and 20 injured in the explosion of a tanker truck on the outskirts of the capital of Peru – Society
Peru.- At least one dead and 20 injured in the explosion of a tanker truck on the outskirts of the capital of Peru – Society

The Peruvian president, who “regrets what happened,” coordinates care actions for the injured

At least one person has died and 20 others have been injured, including minors, in the explosion of a tanker truck at a gas station in the Villa María del Triunfo district, on the outskirts of Peru’s capital, Lima.

The Peruvian president, Dina Boluarte, who “has regretted what happened,” has stated that the Executive is coordinating “immediate” care actions for the injured and providing support to those affected by this accident.

For his part, the Minister of Health, César Vásquez, has indicated that he has activated all emergency protocols and that the seriously injured have been transferred to hospitals that have specialized care for burns.

“Given the explosion of a liquefied petroleum gas tanker vehicle, police officers are evacuating the people who are at the scene. We regret the human losses and we sympathize with the bereaved,” the National Police said.

In this sense, he has indicated that the affected people are being assisted and the material damage to the different educational establishments and institutions is being verified. In addition, they have diverted traffic from the area.

The Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin) has indicated that it is “monitoring ‘in situ’ the events that led to this accident to determine responsibilities and apply the corresponding sanctioning measures.”

According to preliminary information, the events occurred during the process of loading gas into a tanker. The establishment is inoperative and the agency is carrying out the process of suspending registration in the hydrocarbon registry.

 
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