Restaurant explosion accident “smell of gas on the day before” construction man Fukushima Koriyama August 1 5:50
In an explosion at a restaurant in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, where one person was killed and 19 injured on March 30, a man who had been renovating the store the day before said he was “smelling of gas inside the store,” according to interviews with officials. The police and fire department are investigating the cause of the explosion, believing that gas may have leaked since the day before.
Just before 9:00 a.m. on March 30, an explosion occurred at the shabu-shabu hot vegetable Koriyama Shin-Sakura Street restaurant in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, killing Hiroshi Furukawa, 50, a director of renovations that was taking place at the store, injuring 19 people who were in the offices and houses of a nearby company.
The police and fire department are investigating the cause of the explosion, saying it is likely that the gas caught fire and exploded for some reason.
The store was undergoing renovations from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the day before the explosion, and the work was being carried out to install an outlet to replace the propane gas stove with an IH cooker, but an interview with officials revealed that the man who was working said that “there was a smell of gas in the store the day before” during the investigation.
The police and fire department have decided to conduct on-site verification on August 1 august on suspicion of manslaughter and investigate the cause of the explosion, considering that gas may have leaked through the store the day before and filled the store until the next morning.