This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Macedonia gas cylinder factory explosion kills three

06 February 2015

Three of the five present in a gas cylinder factory in Bogdanci in southern Macedonia were killed in an explosion on February 5, according to local sources. One of the survivors is in hospital with 25% burns. The three killed were reported to be the brother of the owner of the factory, while the other two were an uncle and a nephew.

Stock image
Stock image

An inquiry will be carried out by the interior ministry and the prosecution into the blast. As yet there is no information about the cause of the explosion. The ensuing blaze took firefighters several hours to extinguish.

Nadica V'ckova, a spokeswoman for the National Center for Crisis Management, said the explosion occurred in a department where gas cylinders were being filled.

Print this page | E-mail this page