One person in intensive care after blast

10th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

UPDATED: 11 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — A 12-year-old girl who was seriously injured in the explosion in at a shopping centre on Tuesday is still in the intensive care unit of the UMC hospital in Utrecht.

UPDATED: 11 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — A 12-year-old girl who was seriously injured in the explosion in at a shopping centre on Tuesday is still in the intensive care unit of the UMC hospital in Utrecht.

A Utrecht man, 18, and a 54-year-old native of Lopik have been discharged from hospital after being treated for their injuries.

They were injured in a gas explosion that devastated an empty drug store at the centre in the Utrecht suburb of Overvecht on Tuesday. The blast blew out one wall, showering the vicinity with concrete and glass. There was no one in the store at the time.

At lest five people, including an employee of energy company Eneco, who were near the shop were injured.

The Fire Department said digging by builders caused a gas leak outside the shop. The blast occurred in the drug store shortly after an Eneco team had sealed the leak outside.

The police are investigating the incident.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

0 Comments To This Article