Shocking explosion at a service station in Peru left one dead and 46 injured

Shocking explosion at a service station in Peru left one dead and 46 injured
Shocking explosion at a service station in Peru left one dead and 46 injured

EFE Agency
An explosion at a service station in the district Villa Maria del Triunfo -located in Lime, Peru-, ended with one death and 46 people injured, in addition to serious damage to houses, vehicles and a nearby shopping center, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Health.

The injured were quickly taken to area hospitals after the explosion. The dead man was a man who worked at the service station, according to Ciro Mestas, Vice Minister of Benefits of the Ministry of Health.

In images recorded by Channel N, From a security camera in the area, you can see how the explosion raised a cloud of smoke, which was visible from a distance.

Ángel Castro, of the General Fire Department of Peruin turn explained to Canal N this Tuesday morning that citizens must leave the area, because they still cannot control a leak from a CNG gas tanker truck.

The Peruvian president Dina Boluarte He regretted what happened at the Villa María del Triunfo service station and indicated that the Executive is coordinating immediate care actions for the injured and providing support to those affected by this accident.

Why did the explosion at the service station occur?

Service station that suffered an explosion in Lima.

Photo: Paolo Aguilar/EFE.

In his social network account X, the Minister of Health, Cesar Vasquezreported that emergency protocols had been activated and units from the Emergency Medical Care Service (SAMU) to the area.

The images, which quickly went viral, showed the damage caused to the service station, with semi-destroyed facilitiesbuses with broken windows, debris scattered in nearby houses and even a large gas cylinder embedded in a nearby home.

The destruction was repeated in fast food places and shops in a nearby shopping center, located on a main avenue of this populous district of the Peruvian capital.

According to the Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining“the event occurred during the process of loading compressed natural gas (CNG) into a tanker, which was being supplied at the charging station.”

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