Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 10:24
Another gas explosion has been reported at a property in the city of Valladolid in the northwest of Spain, this time in the Parquesol district. It happened at around 6am this morning (29 August) and caused several injuries according to 112 Castilla y León, which has sent an emergency logistical support unit to the scene and set up a field hospital.
Several calls from the public alerted the 112 operations room, which dispatched the fire brigade, Local and National Police, the Emergency Coordination Centre of the Junta de Castilla y León and health services, which sent at least five mobile intensive care units and basic life support ambulances. In addition, the gas supply companies were also alerted.
At the scene, medical staff continue to attend to the injured, one of them reported to be seriously injured and other with less serious injuries, the latter mainly affected by the smoke coming out of the flat where the explosion occurred.
The most seriously injured victim, who has suffered severe burns, is the resident of the property where the explosion is said to have originated. The victim has been rushed to the Hospital Río Hortega in the city, while the rest of the injured have been transferred to both this health facility and the Clínico. In addition, two babies affected by the explosion that could be heard throughout the Parquesol neighbourhood were discharged from the hospital.
The councillor for Urban Planning, Ignacio Zarandona, and the councillor for Security, Alberto Cuadrado, have gone to the area to assess the extent of the damage. The latter reported that some of the residents have been evacuated but not all of them, as some refused to leave their homes because there was no damage.
The explosion comes barely a month after the one that destroyed a block of flats in Calle Goya, in the district of La Farola, causing the death of a resident. Unlike what happened then, in this case "there is no structural damage", according to Alberto Cuadrado
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