in the Northern Lithuania it is media reports according to one Explosion at a gas pipeline came. Fire brigade and rescue workers were working on the fire that broke out on the main connection line to neighboring Latvia, as reported by Lithuanian radio on Friday. According to preliminary information, no one was injured in the incident near the town of Pasvalys, about which There was initially no information about the cause of the explosion.
Pictures and videos on social networks showed a huge blaze, which the broadcaster reported was about 50 meters high and visible from several kilometers away. According to the Lithuanian gas network operator Amber Grid, the gas supply to the pipeline was cut off and supplies to Latvia were temporarily suspended.
Initial assessments therefore did not indicate sabotage as the reason for the explosion. An investigation will cover all possible options, said Amber Grid CEO Nemunas Biknius. The repair work should start on Saturday and be completed within a few days. The gas supply during this time is guaranteed, it said.