Atleast 5 killed in Bulgarian carriage train explosion

by Shivam Sharma / Dec 10, 2016 / 0 comments

Atleast 5 killed in Bulgarian carriage train explosion

Bulgarian train explosion 10 December 2016

A train carrying LPG derailed and exploded few hours back in Bulgaria, killing at least 5 people. According to regional media report, more than 20 people are being treated in hospital with burns and other injuries after the incident took place in the Hitrino village at Shumen province, Bulgaria.

The authorities ordered an evacuation as firefighters battled the fire. The spokesperson, Nikolay Nikolov told Bulgaria's Nova television that at least 20 buildings were damaged in the derailment and explosion.

According to several reports, two tanks hit an electricity line and exploded when the train derailed near the village station at about 3:30 GMT.

Boiko Borisov, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, who arrived at the village several hours after the blast, told reporters, "There will be more casualties. Several people suffered burns to more than 90% of their bodies.". He also requested people in the region to donate blood to the local hospital's supply.

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