As a result of a gas explosion and fire, a large part of one of the houses in Kostrzyn nad Odrą (Lubuskie) collapsed on Sunday. Two people were injured. They are the mother and daughter who escaped from the building. The injuries do not threaten their lives, informed Bartłomiej Mądry, press officer of the Municipal Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
Bartłomiej Mądry reported that two women were injured. – The women managed to escape from the building in time. One of them was taken to hospital with burned hands. The second, while escaping, fell over and hit her head, but refused to offer medical help, said the firefighter.
Firemen received a notification of a fire and an explosion in one of the detached houses in the Warniki estate in Kostrzyn on the Oder river shortly before 2 pm On the spot, it turned out that a large part of the building had collapsed and the rest was on fire.
“The damaged building is uninhabitable”
The fire was quickly contained, but the fire was extinguished. – There are eight fire brigades on site – said a spokesman for the Gorzów police after 4 p.m.
– We had no information that there were other people in the house apart from two women at the time of the explosion. Initial inspection of the rubble confirmed that, no one was found. One of the representatives of the city authorities was there. The damaged building is not suitable for living, the spokesman added.
Deputy mayor: we can help in the form of targeted benefits
Deputy mayor of Kostrzyn nad Odra, Zbigniew Biedulski, said in an interview with TVN24 that “one family was heavily damaged during the explosion”. – Probably the cause of this disaster was a gas explosion. Two people received medical assistance. The second family did not suffer any more serious losses, apart from material losses, he said.
– Today I declared that if you had no place to live for the next few days, in this case we would offer help in terms of accommodation. However, from tomorrow we can help in the form of targeted benefits to help injured people – he assured.
The police are responsible for clarifying the circumstances and causes of the incident. For now, it is not known whether the house fire was a consequence of a gas explosion, or whether it was the other way around, i.e. first there was a fire and then the gas exploded.
This is another dangerous situation with an explosion in the background that occurred in Lubuskie this month. On October 10, after a gas explosion in one of the houses in the village of Czarnowo in the Krosno Odrzańskie commune, one person was injured. The force of the explosion also caused parts of the building to collapse. The firefighters removed the injured man from the rubble. He was taken to hospital.
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