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Puerto Rico Gas Explosion
Puerto Rico Gas Explosion
Puerto Rico Gas Explosion
Vital statistics
Series Seconds from Disaster
Title Puerto Rico Gas Explosion
Airdate December 13, 2005
Disaster Humberto Vidal Explosion
Date November 21, 1996
Kind Explosion
Nature Propane Gas Leak
Fatalities 33

Puerto Rico Gas Explosion is the 26th episode of Seconds from Disaster says how a propane leak was ignited without detection.

Plot Edit

For days, a foul smell hangs around in the Humberto Vidal shoe store in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The smell is caused by leaking propane gas coming from an unmapped pipe in the sloping road near the shoe store. Then, an air conditioner with bad wiring is switched on, starting a spark that ignites the propane and the store explodes, claiming 33 lives.