By: Steve Dellar | 12-12-2017 | News
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Gas Pipeline Explosion Near Vienna, Austria

Reports are coming in of a major gas pipeline exploding near Baumgarten, just on the outskirts of Vienna, the capital of Austria. According to the first sketchy police report the blast caused the death of already 1 person whilst 18 were injured, with some in critical condition in hospital.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPDATE: Village of Baumgarten with its 192 residents has been evacuated after the OMV-Gasstation in Baumgarten in Gemeinde Weiden a.d. March suffered an explosion and resulting fire, one dead and 18 injured confirmed so far, search for possible missing o… <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; BREAKING NEWS (@NewsAlertHQ) <a href="">December 12, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The village of Baumgarten with 192 residents has by now been evacuated as police and emergency services try to cut off the gas supply.

According to police, the incident occurred at 8:45 am, and was followed by a fire.

Police said that events are currently under control

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The Baumgarten gas hub, located near Austria's eastern border with Slovakia, is the country’s largest reception point and the main distribution hub for natural gas imports from Russia, Norway and other countries. It is also one of Europe's most important gas hubs, handling some 40 billion cubic metres per year.

Authorities have yet to provide a reason for the explosion. The local government issued a brief statement stating the situation was now well under control, but that pending on further checks, the surrounding area would remain closed off.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">++BREAKING++ Baumgarten, one of the largest European gas compressor stations currently on fire <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SecurityOfSupply</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Italy</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Austria</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hungary</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Germany</a><br>(image courtesy <a href=""></a>) <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Georg Fischer (@G_H_Fischer) <a href="">December 12, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Several fire brigades from the Vienna area were called in to help.


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Anonymous No. 13840 2017-12-12 : 12:11

that's not good

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