People fear ‘time bombs’ as gas plant blast claims one life
Santo Domingo.- One of the people with severe burns from the Tuesday blast in the propane gas station in the sector of Los Rios died on Friday, local media report.
Neighborhood Board president Luis Alfredo Arnaud said the deceased is Eddy D’Oleo, who was a taxi driver.
The news out of the Arias Lora Hospital has shocked residents in the barrio La Esperanza, who vowed to make sure the of the gas plant remains shuttered.
FILE. Last Tuesday’s blast that leveled the propane gas plant in the Los Rios sector of the capital has unleashed complaints from thousands of people across the country, who oppose the operations of the “time bombs” from the danger they pose to citizens.
The explosion of the plant owned by Sun Gas left dozens injured more than 20 people, eight of them with severe burns, and destroyed more than 40 homes, appliances and other properties valued at tens of millions of pesos.
Elnuevodiario.com.do reports that homemakers in various sectors of Greater Santo Domingo express concern from the dozens of gas plants which operate without complying with requirements and regulations to ensure public safety.
It said most of the gas plants operate less than 50 meters away from homes and businesses, which dozens of residents call them “time bombs” capable of leveling entire neighborhoods and cause thousands of deaths.
Feb 19, 2016
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