Saint-Nazaire: An explosion blasts the entire roof of a building

Saint-Nazaire: An explosion blasts the entire roof of a building


The roof of a three-storey building in Saint-Nazaire, in the Loire-Atlantique, was completely destroyed by the explosion of a blast on Wednesday January 18th. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The residents could also be resettled.

Passers-by are warned by a “big bang”. The roof of a three-storey building in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) was completely blown off in an explosion on Wednesday January 18th. No one was injured and residents affected by the incident have been relocated.

According to information from the actu.fr website, passers-by were alerted by a “big bang” from Rue du Menhir around 6 p.m. and were able to alert the emergency services.

The windows of the surrounding apartments rattled and much debris was scattered on the floor.

suspected gas leak

A significant system of firefighters from the Loire-Atlantique Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS 44) was deployed to extinguish the fire following the explosion.

As of this Thursday morning, the building was still occupied by city agents and police were mobilized to clean the adjacent street, which was also closed until further notice.

According to initial findings, a gas leak was the cause of the accident. The investigation is ongoing and the building remains uninhabitable for the time being.

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