updated today 12:27 p.m
On Monday around 9:30 in the morning, the gas pipeline in Kaplica was kicked over. Pupils from a nearby school had to evacuate.
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According to the Deník, the accident should have occurred in connection with the construction of Lidl on the Na Vyhlídka housing estate. Police spokeswoman Martina Joklová confirmed the incident. “It happened in Školní Street, where a digger overcame a gas line. The gas supply was interrupted, so no people were in danger and no one was injured. However, in connection with this, 423 children, 21 teachers and one a cook from a nearby school,” said Martina Joklová.
According to her, the case will be dealt with by police officers from the Kaplice district department for the possible criminal offense of damage and endangerment of a public facility due to negligence.
A similar “accident” happened two years ago, when a massive gas leak occurred in Kaplica, near the intersection of Omlenická Street and the E-55 road. Excavation work was also taking place here at that time. During them, the engineer who was operating the excavator damaged the jacket of the gas pipe. Several dozen people from the surrounding area had to be evacuated.
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