Gas Explosion in Dos Mares Leaves Two Injured

Saturday, October 22 2011 @ 04:18 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

#Panama - An explosion in the Vento Mare apartment building in the neighborhood of Dos Mares in Bethania left two people injured this morning. One of these people was badly burned, said Carlos Rodriguez, the National Director of Safety, Fire Prevention and Investigation of the Fire Department of Panama. Rodriguez explained that the two men, aged 50 years old, had not yet moved into apartment 5-A, where the explosion occurred. They were there to make menial repairs, he said. He said the explosion was caused by a gas leak in the kitchen area and laundry. According to Rodriguez, firefighters today began investigating the gas leak to determine those responsible. He said that these investigations will be made in conjunction with staff of the Auxiliary Prosecutor of the Republic. (Prensa)

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