PortandTerminal.com, August 10, 2020
At least 13 people were injured when a fuel tank exploded at a gas station in Volgograd, Russia on Monday, August 10.
MOSCOW – Eyewitnesses captured the dramatic moment an explosion occurred at a gas station in Volgograd, Russia, just 600 miles southeast of Moscow.
Footage of the blast showed an enormous fireball shooting into the sky over the city and reminded many of the recent explosion that occurred last week at the port in Beirut.
The initial fire is believed to have been sparked by a discharge of static electricity as fuel was pumped from a tanker to an underground storage tank.
According to local reports, the blast resulted in 13 injuries. The victims included firefighters who had been called to the fuel station to tackle the initial blaze at 12.40 pm local time (8.40 am GMT), according to Russia’s emergencies ministry.
Seventy firefighters tackled the fire. Crews deployed a firefighting robot, which they steered remotely to the centre of the blaze to extinguish it.
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