An explosion “powerful” was held in a deposit of a fireworks storage business near Bergerac in the Dordogne. The causes of the incident are not yet known.
the explosion occurred during the operation of a “dumbwaiter “said the deputy prosecutor of Bergerac, Charles Charollois. The two victims were employees of the company Brezac Fireworks. One of them was not present in the immediate vicinity of the explosion, indicating that it was “powerful,” said the magistrate, while stressing that the information on the tragedy remained “patchy”. “The investigation is just beginning” and was entrusted to the gendarmes of the brigade of the Force and the Research Brigade Bergerac.
The explosion of still undetermined origin, was produced in the municipality of Monfaucon, about twenty kilometers from Bergerac in a storage site of fireworks belonging to the company Brezac fireworks. The alarm was raised at 3:40 p.m., and thirty firefighters, supported by a dozen relief trucks were dispatched to the scene. The site of Monfaucon, opened in 2011, is classified Seveso and employs thirty employees.
In August 2015, an employee of the same company had been severely burned during a fire on another the company website at Fleix, also in the region of Bergerac (Dordogne).