Published On: Sun, Jan 14th, 2018

Enormous EXPLOSION – A minimum of eight lifeless and 50 injured in Portuguese vacation hotspot

Eight individuals are lifeless and an extra 50 have been injured after a reported boiler explosion and hearth at a constructing in Tondela, Portugal.

Mayor Jose Antonio de Jesus mentioned: “A number of dozen individuals have been injured, some evenly and others gravely, and are nonetheless being assisted.”

A wood-burning range is believed to have exploded within the two-story constructing round 250 kilometres north of Lisbon.

Civil Safety Company commander Paulo Santos advised native radio station TSF that at the least 50 individuals had been injured.

This follows on from Portugal’s deadliest-ever forest fires final 12 months, which killed a complete of over 100 individuals – the worst lack of human lives in dwelling reminiscence within the nation.

Witnesses who spoke to native tv channels mentioned the hearth brought on panic among the many roughly 60 individuals who had been within the constructing.

It’s believed an beginner card event was going down when the boiler exploded.

They mentioned individuals crowded the exits as thick smoke crammed the constructing.

Dozens of fireplace crews and two rescue helicopters had been on the scene taking the injured to hospital.


The Nationwide Civil Safety Authority despatched 148 firefighters and 67 automobiles to the scene and the blaze was extinguished inside an hour.

A few of the injured, affected by critical burns, had been taken to close by hospitals by rescue helicopters.

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