Three dead and tens of wounded following an explosion in a gas plant in Bogdanci

Three dead and tens of wounded following an explosion in a gas plant in Bogdanci

Skopje, February 5, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Three workers have died and tens of others have remained wounded as a result of a powerful blast taken place today in the “Balkan Gaz” plant in Bogdanci.

Ministry of Interior said that the blast occurred around 9.30 am, at a time when work had started in the plant.

Igor Demerdziev, owner of the plant is worried about this serious incident and said that he still doesn’t know how the powerful explosion occurred. “I don’t know how the blast occurred. A serious tragedy has taken place. For the moment, the fire has not yet been entirely isolated”, said Demerdziev.

Firefighters and rescue teams have reached the place of the explosion. Ministry of Interior has ordered authorities to secure the area, for fear of another explosion. The residents of this little town said that the explosion has been very powerful and that they felt as if an earthquake had happened. /ibna/