An attempt to steal fuel caused gas leakage from the pipeline in the Park Kapivari district in Duque de Caxias early Friday (26). Because of this, five people were taken to Adao Pereira Nune Hospital, including a ten-year-old child.
Tranpetro, a subsidiary of Petrobras, confirmed that the smell was caused by an attempt to steal fuel. Firefighters from three barracks left for the scene. An employee of the company, who tried to prevent leakage, was also injured.
As a security measure, Light, a communal utility company, turned off the light from residents at the place where the leak occurred.
Many people woke up at night because of the strong smell. Teams from the Department of Fire Protection, Civil Defense of Duque de Caxias and Transpetro are on the field. Some residents of the nearby Amapa neighborhood had to return home.
"We are here on the ascent of Petropoulis, we went down the mountain," he said, "very afraid of what happened in the Amapa settlement." There was a lot of leak, the smell is very strong, "said one resident, saying he chose to leave with his family at home.
A similar case, in December last year, was caused by an attempt to steal a gas pipeline from a company in Magh, also in Baishada Fluminense. At that time, 60,000 liters of oil leaked into the Star River, which flows into Guanabara Bay.
This report is updated.
Cars of the Fire Protection Department in the region where they will be released – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
A place where there was a bill to fire firearms and ambulances in Duque de Caxias – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo