Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fatal blast at major Austrian gas facility causes disruption in Europe-Video

(RT)-One person has been killed and 18 injured in an explosion at Austria’s main gas pipeline hub, according to police.
Fire engines, ambulances and a rescue helicopter have reportedly been deployed to the area, and all work has been halted at the site.
"Eighteen people are injured and one is dead," police chief Markus Haindl said, as quoted by Sputnik. He added that "technical problems" caused the explosion, and that there was "no indication of terrorism." 

This picture taken on December 12, 2017 shows a burned car parked near Austria's main gas pipeline hub at Baumgarten, Eastern Vienna, where an explosion rocked the site. © Einsatzreport / APA / AFP
Austrian emergency services put the number of injured at 21, adding that “employees of contractors from six other countries” were among those slightly injured, Reuters reported.

Several media outlets previously put the number of people injured at around 60.

Gas Connect Austria, which works in partnership with OMV Group, has stated that one person is missing and 12 others injured, while Austrian police have denied that anyone was killed in the blast.
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