The world news – Benin: one death and material damage following the explosion of a petrol depot – Bénin Web TV

One loss of human life and several property damage; this is the record recorded this Sunday February 21, 2021 at the exit of Koulou-Koualou on the way to Nadiagou (Burkina-Faso) following the explosion of an adulterated petrol depot

According to information from the Benin Press Agency, the fire was part of a hazardous maneuver to open and empty petrol from a cistern

According to testimonies, to open the outlet wall of the tank and transfer the flammable liquid, the worker usually taps the lid before opening the drum

It was during this opening procedure that there was an explosion, certainly due to strong pressure The material damage is enormous, according to the explanations of the village chief of Koualou

The mayor of the Municipality of Materiel accompanied by the commissioner of Porta went to the scene of the fire to see firsthand the extent of the damage

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The world news – Benin: one death and material damage following the explosion of a petrol depot – Bénin Web TV

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