On September 15, 2021, firefighters responded to a gas explosion in a family home in Koryčany in the Kroměříž region.
Kroměříž – In March, the District Court in Kroměříž will begin hearing the case of the explosion of a family home in Koryčany in the Kroměříž region the year before last, in which two volunteer firefighters died. The public prosecutor filed an indictment against one person in connection with the explosion. For general endangerment due to negligence, the defendant faces two to eight years in prison. The main trial with evidence is scheduled for March 16, ČTK found out today from the judicial database.
Photo gallery: House explosion in Koryčany
State attorney Jiří Láníček filed an indictment in the monitored case at the Kroměříž district court at the end of last year. According to an earlier statement by the public prosecutor's office, the prosecuted person caused a natural gas leak and subsequent explosion with his unprofessional intervention during the reconstruction of the house.
The house in Masarykova street exploded on September 15, 2021. The explosion completely destroyed it and damaged neighboring family houses. The accident claimed the lives of two volunteer firefighters who arrived at the house due to a gas leak. Their two colleagues and two other people were injured. The owners were repairing the house before the explosion. Regional police spokeswoman Simona Kyšnerová said not long after the event that the gas pipeline was damaged during the reconstruction of the house, which led to the subsequent explosion.