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Explosive fire at Liseberg – billion investment total damage – Dagsavisen

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Explosive fire at Liseberg – billion investment total damage – Dagsavisen

The plan was for the Oceana water park to open in the summer. Instead, the facility now lies in ruins.

The fire broke out at 10 o’clock on Monday, and in the afternoon it was still burning. 16 people suffered minor injuries, but all were eventually able to leave the hospital again.

One man who worked at the facility has been reported missing. The police are unsure whether he was actually at the scene of the fire, but the search for him has continued throughout the day.

– It is terrible, what has happened. It is a great tragedy, says press officer Amelie Winberg for contractor NCC.

Unclear

It is unclear what caused the fire, but NCC suspects that it occurred in connection with work on the construction site.

The police are investigating the incident as an accident at work and public negligence, according to the report The Express.

Photos from the scene showed how the fire suddenly triggered an explosion. A pressure wave must have moved through a water slide, according to Gothenburg Post.

– It’s not like anything else, says fire expert Jan Wisén about the course of the fire to the newspaper.

He believes it may have been a so-called flue gas explosion that caused the fire to escalate. Another possibility is that a gas cylinder exploded.

Several buildings evacuated

Several buildings in the area were evacuated due to the black smoke from the fire, including a building with office premises.

The hotel Liseberg Grand Curiosa, which is next door to Oceana, was also evacuated.

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Residents in the area were asked to stay indoors and close windows and ventilation systems.

Liseberg manager Andreas Andersen said that they worked to get clarity on what had happened and that they assisted the rescue work at the site.

Billion dollar investment

The bathing facility was 13,600 square meters, including around 6,000 square meters of indoor pool and 4,000 square meters outdoors.

– We had come quite far. A final inspection was planned for April, and we filled the pools last week, says press officer Winberg at NCC.

According to previous information from Liseberg, it was estimated that the bathing facility would cost SEK 1.2 billion.

Between 30 and 40 firefighters took part in the extinguishing work on Monday afternoon. The rescue service is expected to be on the scene throughout the night and also on Tuesday.

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