explosion in a residence in Puilboreau

The explosion occurred around 4:30 a.m. this morning near in Puilboreau.

It blew up a residence managed by the Domofrance Logements sociale company, and the building is badly damaged, according to firefighters deployed on site.

A first assessment provided shortly after 6 a.m. showsa person seriously injured and airlifted to University Hospital, two others more lightly. Several dozen residents were treated in the community hall where a medical-psychological emergency unit is in place. 176 people were affected by this exhibition. The hypothesis of a gas leak is raised.

Firefighters from the Charente SDIS specializing in building risks assess the level of damage to the residence and neighboring buildings.

No injuries in the neighboring senior residence

The Les Vignes Pourpres senior residence, neighboring the affected building, suffered “collateral damage”according to the communications manager of Domotys who manages it. But “none of the 138 residents and employees are injured”. Measures to rehouse elderly people impacted by the explosion will be taken and a listening cell will be set up for their attention.

The Town Hall is in the process of assessing this Wednesday morning that the housing needs are probably numerous given the number of victims and the damage caused by the explosion.




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