Explosion of a house in Koryčany: Two volunteer firefighters died, others were injured

Voluntary firefighters from Koryčany drove to the house on the basis of a notification of a gas leak. “Six men went to the scene and unfortunately there was an explosion. I can confirm two people who were found without signs of life from the ranks of volunteer firefighters. Two others were injured, two escaped unharmed and still help in the intervention. I express my sincere condolences to all. survivors, “Holis said.

Due to the accident, a helicopter took off, and several ambulances departed. According to firefighters, gas exploded in the house. The Ostrava University Hospital received one injured man after the explosion. “It is in serious condition, but stabilized,” hospital spokeswoman Petra Petlachová told ČTK. The patient was transported by the rescuers for an emergency admission, and doctors are now deciding on the next step. According to Holiš, another wounded firefighter was taken to a hospital in Kroměříž.

According to the spokesman of the General Directorate of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic, Rudolf Kramář, voluntary firefighters left the house after receiving a notification of a leaking gas. “At the moment when they started intervening, there was an explosion and destruction of a house in which several people were injured,” said Kramář.

According to him, 16 fire brigades from several regions intervened, including the USAR team from the Moravian-Silesian Region, whose members specialize, for example, in rescuing people from collapsed buildings. Cynologists with dogs searched the rubble. “The general director of the Fire and Rescue Service of the Czech Republic is also on site, because several people, including firefighters, were injured,” Kramář said.

According to police spokeswoman Simona Kyšnerová, gas exploded in a house by the main road on the route between Kroměříž and Kyjov in the Hodonín region around 12:30 p.m. The place remains impassable. “Police are diverting traffic, there are criminal investigators, our psychologists are here. The explosion completely destroyed the house,” Kyšnerová told ČTK.

Koryčany is near the border of the Zlín and South Moravian regions. According to Michaela Bothová, a spokeswoman for the Medical Rescue Service of the South Moravian Region, a helicopter and several ambulances intervened on the spot.

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