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Explosion kills one, injures two in BLRT plant in Tallinn

BC, Tallinn, 20.06.2013.Print version
A strong explosion killed one and injured two people in the Elme Messer Gaas production unit of Baltic ship-repairs plant BLRT in Tallinn on Wednesday; there was no danger to the environment, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

According to the rescue board, the call came in at 1.02 p.m. that there was a gas explosion in the production unit, as the result of which the roof of the stone production building collapsed and there was also a fire.


Two workers who were in the building received strong burns and concussions while a person outside the building was killed by debris of the explosion.


BLRT spokeswoman Katja Ljubobratets said that there is acetylene production unit in the building. She said that a half an hour after the explosion all dangers were localised and there is no danger to the environment.

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