A machine broke a gas master pipe and caused a strong explosion in San Martín: two injured

A machine broke a gas master pipe and caused a strong explosion in San Martín: two injured
A machine broke a gas master pipe and caused a strong explosion in San Martín: two injured

Explosion in San Martín (TV Capture)

A strong burst It happened this afternoon in the Buenos Aires party of San Martinwhere a machine that was being used for pavement work broke a gas master pipe and caused a fire in the area. There are two injured.

The episode occurred at the intersection of Aguer and Reconquista, from the town of Villa Ballester. As confirmed by the Municipality to Infobaethe incident was alerted to emergencies and the company personnel are already there Naturgy working on site to resolve the incident.

In this sense, they pointed out that what caused the incident was the depth at which the tube that was damaged was located: This was 40 centimeters when the norm is 80. The procedure now consists of digging wells and hanging the pipes so that the gas stops flowing. “You cannot close the master key because it is dangerous,” they warned from the municipality.

The gas distributor gave details to this medium about the work being carried out in the area to fix the incident: “A backhoe machine from a company that the municipality outsourced tore out a pipe in the gas network and To repair that leak you have to cut the four corner valves. That is what is being done now. We have all the staff working around the clock to repair it as soon as possible. The pipes are beginning to be tightened, but it takes time because it is a complex task”:

As a result of the explosion and fire there are two people injured with minor injuries that are being attended to, confirmed sources in the case.

Firefighters, Civil Defense, Emergency Medical Service, traffic and Citizen Protection are intervening in the area.

In addition, the victim containment team is assisting families who are still on the street waiting for the light to be turned off after they had to leave their homes due to the loud noise.

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