According to the data of firefighters, six apartments were completely destroyed during a strong explosion that broke out on Wednesday in one of the apartments in a block in Maribor, which are so unsuitable for life. Another 18 flats are damaged. The commune offered alternative dwellings to the inhabitants of the destroyed houses, but they preferred to relocate to their relatives.
Immediately after the outbreak, which appeared slightly before 3:30 PM and devastated the entire third floor of a five-storey block of flats at Braci Greifov Street in the Pobrezje district, about 30 people had to leave. Some could return in the evening, but only after the firefighters and the police checked the situation and found that their apartment was safe.
Four people injured
Event search continues, so the narrower blocking area is still closed. "Statics should be appropriate, and expert services will check it carefully, including gas installations, and then they will work in an insurance company that will assess damages in individual apartments," said the head of the Department of Protection, rescue and defense planning of the city of Maribor Matej Zupanic.
A strong explosion in Maribor, an entire floor destroyed #video
According to the police, four people were injured in an explosion, according to firefighters, five. Of these, one person was seriously injured. As soon as she arrived at the scene, the survivors led her to a critical state at the Maribor University Clinical Center, where she was offered medical care.
He exploded natural gas in the furnace
The cause of the explosion is unknown, according to the first estimates of firefighters, natural gas exploded in the furnace in one of the flats. The police still can not confirm this. "The investigation is still going on, the police are still taking the trip and collecting notifications," said Bojan Kitel, a representative of the police director.
Because the effects of the explosion are visible up to 100 meters around the block of flats, the investigation is extensive. "It is necessary to search a very wide area before we reach the center and find the reason for this event," said Kitel on Wednesday.
At first glance, material damage is already large. Around the windows, fences and other building furniture and fragments of glass lay everywhere around the block, even on nearby parked cars. The explosion was so strong that it was heard in other parts of the city.