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October 23, 2021
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Explosions in Bacau and Caracal

23 homes and three automobiles were damaged Friday by explosions that occurred at a crude oil pipe in the Urechesti commune, Bacau County. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incidents. According to the Bacau Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), the explosions occurred in 12 spots of the 50 cm diameter pipeline. The powerful blast dislodged a large amount of dirt and stones, which were threw at a distance of more than 200 meters. The pipeline that connects the Onesti refinery to the town of Calarasi the Baraganu – Onesti pipeline) was buried at a depth of more than 3 meters.
Another explosion damaged Friday a restaurant in Caracal (Olt County), injuring three people. According to Olt Police sources, the blast was caused by the mishandling of a gas can. A man (27) suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on 90 pc of the body surface and was transported by helicopter to the Bucharest Hospital of Plastic and Reparatory Surgery and Burns. Another victim, a woman (51) with burns on approximately 50 pc of the body surface, was taken by ambulance to the Craiova County Hospital, while a young woman (22) was admitted to the Caracal hospital, as she was in a better condition. (

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