Explosion Rocks Romanian Home Improvement Store, Injuring 15

An explosion at a Dedeman home improvement store in northeastern Romania injured 15 people, four seriously. Emergency services responded swiftly, dispatching ambulances and fire trucks to the scene. The cause of the blast, which occurred while an external company was working on the gas supply system, remains under investigation.


PTI | Bucharest | Updated: 07-06-2024 22:07 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 22:07 IST
Explosion Rocks Romanian Home Improvement Store, Injuring 15
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In a devastating incident on Friday, an explosion at a Dedeman home improvement store in Botosani, northeastern Romania, injured at least 15 individuals, with four in serious condition, authorities confirmed.

Emergency responders, including a mobile intensive care unit, arrived promptly to offer medical assistance. Of the injured, four were in critical condition, including two who required intubation, seven were admitted to the local hospital, and eight were discharged. Authorities also dispatched emergency helicopters, two ambulances, and fire trucks to manage the ensuing fire and conduct a search and rescue mission within the store premises.

The explosion's cause remains unclear. Dedeman stated that at the time of the incident, an "authorised external company" was working on the store's gas supply system, and authorities are investigating the origins of the blast. The Ministry of Health reported that two victims were transported to Iasi, and two others were airlifted to Bucharest for urgent medical care. Video footage captured the facade of the building blown out and debris scattered around.

Dedeman expressed gratitude to emergency services on Facebook, emphasizing their priority to ensure proper care and support for all affected.

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