See videos – An explosion at the Baumgarten Gas Plant, Austria’s main gas pipeline hub, has seriously restricted supplies to a host of European countries including Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy and the UK.
Italy, the most affected, had to declare a state of emergency. With a sudden and serious supply shortage, and market prices in Rome more than doubled.
The blast reportedly took place at a pumping station along a gas line.
The fire was burning so hot that cars started melting in the parking lot.
The explosion left one person dead, 18 injured.
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