A machine broke a gas pipe, there was a strong explosion and flames of three meters

A machine broke a gas pipe, there was a strong explosion and flames of three meters
A machine broke a gas pipe, there was a strong explosion and flames of three meters

Neighbors of the town of Villa Ballester, in the Buenos Aires municipality of San Martín, were on the verge of suffering a tragedy this afternoon when a gas leak produced during a repair of the street network led to a strong explosion with flames of more than three meters. Tall.

The episode occurred at the intersection of Aguer and Reconquista when workers from the Naturgy company were trying to repair a gas pipe that Instead of being buried at 80 centimeters, it was 40 centimeters from the surface.

The gas distributor gave details to this medium about what happened and the work being carried out in the area to fix the incident: “A backhoe machine from a company that the municipality outsourced ripped out a pipe in the gas network and caused a leak, fire and subsequent explosion,” they said.

Product of the explosion and fire Two people had to be hospitalized with minor injuries.

In dialogue with TN, an affected neighbor showed his anger at what happened and told what the moment was when the explosion occurred, which caused damage to his home: “They destroyed an entire half of the street, an entire corner, and today It blew my whole house up. I opened the door and everything was full of debris. They put a bomb in the middle of the apartment and the people were all screaming. It was crazy. It was truly crazy, a horror movie what was seen there,” said the man.

Another woman, also affected by the incident, told C5N how she experienced it and was worried about not having news of the whereabouts of her pets: “Windows were blown out. We lost everything. We are four departments that lost everything. We are four departments. “We don’t know anything about our animals, a dog disappeared.” (DIB)

 
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