September 23, 2021

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Czech Republic: A house exploded when firefighters intervened, apparently killing a person

A large number of firefighters are heading to the site, as well as special teams designed to free the buried people.

Firefighters and rescue workers intervened, Wednesday, during a gas explosion in a house in the area of ​​the Czech town of Krumsic in the Zlin region. According to sources from the Novinky.cz server, the explosion may have killed one person.

The house in the town of Korekani exploded around 1 p.m. “The house exploded. All components of the rescue system immediately intervened. The area around the place is closed to traffic,” the police said.

According to the Facebook profile of the Koryany volunteer firefighters, the firefighters originally set out to leak hazardous materials and disrupt the gas pipeline.

According to information from Lucy Gavuchikova, a spokeswoman for the fire brigade, in the Brno newsroom of Czech Television, five people were injured on the spot, including four firefighters. She spoke of the other wounded as a civilian. According to her, another firefighter remained buried under the rubble, the rescuers were searching for him.

According to Gavuchkova, the condition of one of the firefighters is very serious. “A helicopter is flying for him to take him to the hospital as quickly as possible,” she said.

A large number of firefighters are heading to the site, as well as special USAR teams designed to free the buried people. Three helicopters also took off due to the interference.

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