Tank Explosion Kills Two in Port of Livorno

Two people lost their lives in an explosion of a gas tank at Livorno’s industrial port, situated on Italy’s western coast, on Wednesday, March 28.

The blast was reported at 14:30 p.m., local time, according to the firefighting officials, who dispatched their personnel on the spot to secure the neighboring tanks.

Local media said that there was no fire after the explosion, however, the tank in question was severely damaged.

The two workers were reportedly conducting maintenance operations when the blast occurred, injuring one more worker, who is said to be in a critical condition.

Based on the initial findings, the tank, situated inside the Costiero Nero depot at the port, contained ethyl acetate.

Following the incident, the area was evacuated and secured.

World Maritime News Staff



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