Man killed and 3 injured after explosion at hydroelectric plant in Spain

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A 40-year-old man has died and 3 others have been seriously injured after an explosion at a hydroelectric plant in Badajoz, Spain.

According to Endesa, the company that manages the plant, the incident occurred on Friday morning (November 22), during a routine review of a fire system, when a fire took control of a turbine area.

An emergency call was made, resulting in several ambulances, firefighters and units from the Guardia Civil rushing to the scene.

The local fire brigade revealed that only “one of the four operators were able to leave the area on their feet”, with the three other men being knocked unconscious, resulting in a brave rescue from firefighters. Emergency personnel also detected a strong smell of gas in the surrounding area.

As reported by the 112 emergency services, the three seriously injured operators suffered internal injuries and smoke poisoning. The father of the deceased man, who also works for Endesa, was also attended to by medics after suffering a severe anxiety attack.

We at Euro Weekly News understand that an investigation will be launched into the cause of the explosion, which at this time is still unknown.

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