Rum Factory Fire

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Martin Myall

MOT Rum Factory OnLA few minutes after four in the afternoon on July 2nd an explosion rocked the rum factory, Ron Montero, on the Carretera La Celulosa Motril.

Three people were seriously injured: one man, with 35% burns to his body was taken to Granada’s main hospital whilst two other men; one with 69% and the other with 90% burns, were flown to the special burns unit in Sevilla.

Initial investigations indicate that the explosion occurred during the transfer from one tank to another, with the capacity of 30,000 litres. There appears to have been a build up of fumes in the empty tank.

A secondary explosion caught the firemen but none were injured.

The fire was finally put out six hours later after 22.00h.

We will add more details to this article tomorrow.

(Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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