An explosion of a car that supplied CNG gas was recorded this morning at a gas station in the Paciência neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro. The case occurred just over a week after a similar accident, with one death, in the state capital.
According to witnesses, the occurrence was recorded around 10 am and the explosion destroyed one of the cars, superficially hit another vehicle and part of the roof of the Shell gas station, located on Santa Eugenia Road.
In a statement, the Military Police confirmed the occurrence and reported that police officers from the 27th BPM went to the scene and found damage to the vehicle that supplied the place.
No one was injured in the explosion and the vehicle was removed from the scene in the early afternoon. Despite the damage to the ceiling, employees of the shops neighboring the post informed the UOL that it worked normally in the early evening.
According to the Military Police, the incident was forwarded to the 43rd DP, in Guaratiba. O UOL contacted the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro in search of information about the investigations surrounding the explosion, but has not received a response so far.
Second explosion of its kind in two weeks
The incident recorded this morning occurs just over a week after a 67-year-old man died from another CNG explosion in the Rio de Janeiro capital.
Mário Magalhães da Penha, who supplied fuel in the Rocha neighborhood, was hit by the explosion of his own vehicle on July 26 and was hospitalized with severe burns and exposed fractures resulting from the impact of the explosion, but died in the early hours of the 27th.
His wife, identified only as ‘Andrea’, also needed to be rescued, but survived.