Uncertainty over Causes of Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast

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Bulgaria: Uncertainty over Causes of Bulgaria's Hitrino Blast File photo, BGNES

It is not immediately known what led to the blast of cisterns which exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, leaving at least five people dead.

The cisterns, mounted on a cargo rail composition, were loaded with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and propylene.

Nastimir Ananiev, the chair of Parliament's transport committee, says speeding or technical mistakes in making the train composition may have caused the incident.

The freight train was operated by Bulmarket, a private company licensed for cargo transportation, says it is not aware of what caused the incident.

Stanko Stankov, company owner, has told the Bulgarian National Television that the cisterns, owned by a Romanian company, went through all technical checks before being allowed into the Bulgarian rail network.

"They were taken to a check, with a 1000% certainty," he has told the public broadcaster.

Earlier, Bulgarian Prime Minister in resignation Boyko Borisov has said the driver is being inquired over the incident.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Dec 2016 // 09:57:01

Some years ago an inventive business man was decommissioning military ammunition of all sorts and preparing from it blasting materials for the mining... he made deadly, completely unstable mixtures that at one moment exploded and killed many people.including his own son.. the investigation was directed in completely deliberate and controlled manner, so to cover the causes of the blast... and he received no punishment....it is intersting that the media were not payed to follow the case... and the society forgot about that.... the same will be with mister Stankov.... but this time the ethnic Turkish politicians of the region will pursue and demand clarification to satisfy their electorate.

Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Dec 2016 // 09:48:04

Stanko Stankov some say has a criminal record so it is not so important what he is saying but what he is not saying.

Ivailo Ivanov - 11 Dec 2016 // 09:46:12

The privatization of the former state companies require first these companies to be ruined by deliberate misguidance... so they cost nothing and are sold for 1 dollar or less.. than inventive adventurous and creative businessmen will acquire them but put no efforts to repair the damage... .. and at the end these living dead companies will do some economic activity being a danger to the society.... This is the leading philosophy, which the liberal free market financiers promoted and defended in Bulgaria at all cost..

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