Austria's main gas transfer hub witnessed a fire and explosion on Tuesday, which was tamed by the fire department but gave way to high gas price due to decrease in gas supply.

When and Where?

The explosion took place at Baumgartner gas hub,Eastern Austria around 0745 GMT on Tuesday. It injured 18 people and killed one person.


The cause of the fire was technical and camera footages showed a rising column of fire from a plain landscape. 


A rise of 32% in gas price was due to the blockade in supply of gas to customers from Austria to Slovakia.