Košťany (Teplicko) – Five people were seriously injured when a propane-butane cylinder exploded at the plant in Košťany in Teplicko. Three people suffered very serious injuries and the paramedics transported them to the Vinohrady hospital to the burn center. A helicopter arrived from Prague for one person, another was transported by a helicopter from Ústí, and the third went by ambulance. Two other people took ambulances to the Ústí trauma center. Regional rescue service spokesman Prokop Voleník told ČTK. According to firefighters, there is no danger of another explosion.
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The incident happened after 11:00 today in Hornická Street. All workers from the hall were evacuated. According to the firefighters, there were 17 people. Evacuation of the surrounding area is not necessary according to firefighters. Teplice police spokeswoman Ilona Gazdošová told ČTK that criminal investigators went to the scene.
Several dozen firefighters from six units arrived at the company that inspects propane-butane cylinders. “Residual propane butane in a serviced cylinder exploded,” regional fire department spokesman Lukáš Marvan told ČTK. Firefighters cooled propane butane cylinders inside the building. The gas is no longer burning. There is no danger of another explosion, the fire department said on Facebook at 12:20 p.m.