Footage on social and different media confirmed a column of fireplace within the distance rising from a flat panorama.
Fuel Join Austria, which operates the Baumgarten web site in japanese Austria, stated the blaze had been introduced below management and police added that the trigger was technical in origin.
“There was an explosion round eight:45 a.m. (0745 GMT) and a fireplace,” a police spokesman stated. “A large space has been sealed off and there are anticipated to be a number of injured.”
A spokesman for the fireplace brigade stated one particular person had been killed and 18 injured, one severely. A second police spokesman confirmed that 18 folks had been injured.
Baumgarten is a vital hub for European fuel transit. Pure fuel is transported to Baumgarten through Slovakia and
Germany alongside a number of cross-border pipelines.
Fuel flows are then delivered all through Europe through Austria’s transmission community.
Slovakia’s important fuel transit path to Austria was suspended after the fireplace at Baumgarten, Slovak pipeline operator Eustream stated.
Russia’s Gazprom Export stated it was engaged on redirecting fuel flows and making an attempt to safe uninterrupted provides to purchasers.
Fuel costs in Europe soared on considerations about provide.
The Italian wholesale day-ahead worth surged 87 % to 44.50 euros per megawatt-hour. UK fuel for instant supply soared 32 % to 90 pence per therm, a stage not seen since 2013.
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