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Chlorine explosion in municipal swimming pool leaves one dead and four injured

Chlorine explosion in municipal swimming pool leaves one dead and four injured – three of them were children.

An operator working on the municipal swimming pool in the town of Luna (Zaragoza) died and another was injured when the chemical products they were handling during maintenance work exploded. There were also three children injured in the incident- as a precaution, an ambulance transferred them to the Miguel Servet Children’s Hospital in Zaragoza.

The accident took place after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, when a worker proceeded to fill a large tank with chlorine with another colleague and a reaction between the materials with which they were working caused an explosion, according to sources from the Firemen of the Diputación de Zaragoza.

The man who died had been treated on the spot by doctors from the Luna health centre, who were not been able to do anything to save him. The other injured worker was taken by ambulance to the Servet hospital by paramedics from the 061 emergency services.

The firefighters from Zaragoza Provincial Council, who travelled from the Ejea de los Caballeros park, secured the area and verified that there were no leaks or spills that could cause another outbreak or poisoning.

As a preventive measure, the facilities, in which there were about 60 people at that time, were evacuated. Officers from the Guardia Civil cordoned off the area while waiting for the Judicial Police to arrive at the scene to begin their investigations.


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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!. Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.

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