Gironde: Two explosions in an industrial area, two injured firefighters

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Gironde: Two explosions in an industrial area, two injured firefighters 1

The origin of these explosions and the death toll is still unknown …

The people of Bassens, north of Bordeaux (Gironde) , were awakened Sunday morning by two loud bangs. Two explosions have indeed occurred shortly before 7 am on the site of an enterprise transport of hazardous materials, slightly injuring two firefighters.

 


According to the Mayor of Bassens, John Paul Turon, interviewed by France Info , the events took place in the company Trans CD, which is stored in gas cylinders.According to information from our reporter on site, who interviewed the firefighters, a fire would be out of a truck that finally exploded, causing chain reactions. In total, ten to fifteen vehicles were burned, and a hangar.


The site was evacuated and a perimeter was deployed. Eighty fire engines were mobilized, says our reporter on the ground, as well as police and gendarmes, who are investigating the cause of the fire. The situation is now “favourable” say the firefighters.

Explosions in Gironde Industrial Estate
Google Map of Bassens, in Gironde. – GOOGLE

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