violent explosion in an HLM residence, three injured, one seriously

violent explosion in an HLM residence, three injured, one seriously
violent explosion in an HLM residence, three injured, one seriously

A person was seriously injured in the explosion in their apartment, located on the third floor of a HLM building in Puilboreau, a town near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), on the night of Tuesday May 7 to Wednesday May 8.

On the night of Tuesday May 7 to Wednesday May 8, a violent explosion in an HLM building in Puilboreau, a town near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), left three people injured, including one seriously, report Sud Ouest and France 3.

The firefighters were called, around 4:40 a.m., for an explosion in an apartment, occupied by a single person, located on the third floor of this building, supplied with gas.

“There is nothing left”

Upon their arrival, firefighters had to secure the building before being able to find the tenant in the rubble of the building, seriously injured. Put to sleep by a surgeon, the seriously injured individual had to have one of his legs amputated.

“There’s nothing left, but at least we’re alive,” a HLM resident explained to France Bleu, her baby, barely a few weeks old, in her arms.

Around forty people supported

Due to its violence, the explosion caused damage to neighboring buildings, including a Domitys seniors residence, inhabited by 138 residents. But neither the latter, nor the employees of the place, were injured. Measures have also been taken to rehouse those whose homes have been affected, according to France 3.

Around forty people were taken care of in the community hall next to the HLM building. A medical-psychological unit has also been set up within it. According to Sud Ouest, Charente firefighters specializing in building risks were dispatched to the site to assess the level of damage to the buildings.

Clement Boutin Journalist BFMTV

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