Explosion in Velipoja, Restaurant Owner Dies
Albanian Daily News
Published July 30, 2017
Two day after suffering massive burn wounds due to powerful blast Besnik Zenuni, the owner of a restaurant in Velipoja died in hospital. He was urgently transported to Tirana by helicopter but failed to survive due to the burn injures in over 70% of the body.
His son, Hektor Zenuni was also transported by helicopter to Tirana and is currently under intensive medical care. A waitress was also injured due to the explosion but is in stable conditions.
The Technical and Industrial Inspectorate (TII) experts ascertained that a gas leak was the origin of the explosion that caused this tragedy. Some 20 people were injured due to a series of minor explosions that followed the initial blast.
TII inquiry is now following two leads, ‘Asset’s intentional destruction’ and ‘Safety rules breach.’