Saturday, July 24, 2010

Explosion in Tungelsta

Explosion in Tungelsta

Explosion in Tungelsta

Explosion in Tungelsta

Suddenly we heard some kind of explosion. A few minutes later we could hear the police sirens closing in. I decided to see what was going on. It turned out to be a scary accident at an industrial estate here in Tungelsta. As I arrived to the building at Allévägen there was a lot of smoke and flames. Something like fourteen fire trucks arrived along with a lot of police and ambulances. An ambulance helicopter circled the area, but couldn't land, probably because the building housed several acetylene tanks that might explode. I had a very brief conversation with the owner of the company as he was talking to a police officer(third photo), and he told me that three people had been injured. One man who had been badly injured was taken away with the ambulance helicopter that managed to land at the soccer pitch. Police then decided to evacuate 100 homes, but later I heard that only five houses needed to be evacuated. The industrial hotel is most likely totally destroyed. Around 15 companies work from that building. Last year I met and photographed Frida Forshed who at the time was based there.

8 comments:

Jarart said...

Wow! That looks bad. But you did find a pretty police officer to photograph.

Bill said...

I hope the people in there were not badly hurt. On another note, your police are much better looking than ours!

brattcat said...

What a nightmare. I hope the injured make full recoveries.

Tinsie said...

What a thing to photograph! I hope the damage was contained and that the three people weren't seriously injured. Do they know what's caused the explosion?

Steffe said...

It could have been a welding accident when someone was working on a car, but I am not sure. I talked to Charlotte who lives at Hammar, the old estate next doors, and she told me that she had heard a horrible scream a few seconds before the explosion. THer son Henrik was interviewed in one of the evening papers and he was a bot shocked about the whole thing. They both saw the injured man who had burns on his hands and face and it was a horrible thing to have witnessed according to Charlotte.

Umepojk i Mason, Ohio said...

This looks like where they used to make 'Sparringhyllor'?

this too will pass said...

where's Wallander?

Steffe said...

Probably in Ystad where he lives. Try asking Fredrik who had a small role in one of the English Wallander movies.

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