The explosion in Victoria’s square Athens.
The Fire Brigate is investigating the mortal accident in Victoria’s square Athens. The officers suspect the leak of gas and especially the leak of Freon, to be the most likely version of the lethal explosion.
As it was stated, the food store, where the explosion occurred, had neither natural gas nor propane.
Safe conclusions about what caused the explosion will be made after the completion of the investigation from the experts, which is ongoing.
However, the officers of the Fire Brigade, based on the findings of the preliminary investigation, have concluded that the accident occurred during the service work of a technician in the cool rooms and the refrigerators of the basement of the store where.
The technician had an acetylene bottle that he used for the burner with which he melted or stuck the copper tubes in the cooling rooms.
What the fire brigade officers are investigating is whether the freon pipes were evacuated totally or not, because experts say, when freon comes in contact with a flame is brakes up and when in large quantities can cause an explosion.
That is why when the technician sparked the burner there was initially a fire, which burned his face and hands, but he managed to get out and walk away of the basement.
According to testimonies from the place of the tragic incident, the technician shouted to the people to move away because it was about to happen an explosion, as it finally happened.
The Fire Brigade has appointed a team of experts to examine all the facts and will come to the final conclusion on the causes of the explosion.