Construction work at the Radvaň shopping centre in Banská Bystrica damaged a gas pipeline owned by the SPP gas utility but the utility’s distribution subsidiary told the SITA newswire that situation was under control around noon on November 8.
The local fire brigade and police in Banská Bystrica ordered more than 500 people to be evacuated on Tuesday because of the leak. SPP had immediately sent its emergency unit to the site to close the shutoffs to prevent gas from leaking into the air.
The first checks of gas concentrations in the air showed that there was no danger of explosion.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Nov 2011 at 14:00