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Two dead, 56 injured in Romania gas station blasts

Requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

27 August, 18:59

(ANSA-AFP) - BUCHAREST, 27 AGO - Two people died and 56 people were injured after two explosions rocked an unlicensed liquefied petroleum gas filling station just north of Romania's capital Bucharest late on Saturday, officials said. Most of the injured were firefighters who rushed to the station to extinguish the blaze from the first explosion before the second occurred. The two people who died were a couple, emergency department head Raed Arafat told reporters on Sunday. The man suffered a heart attack, while the woman died after sustaining severe burns, he added.
    Romania has requested assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to treat 18 burn patients, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said on X, formerly known as Twitter. Austria, Germany and Norway offered help, Lenarcic said. (ANSA-AFP).
   

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