Victims in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against gas company

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American lawyers filed a lawsuit against the gas company Columbia Gas on behalf of 8,6 thousands of residents of Massachusetts affected by a series of explosions and gas leaks in several cities of the state, according to the American public radio station NPR.

The Massachusetts state police on September 14, said about 70 cases a gas leak just North of Boston, including explosions, fires and reports of a strong smell of gas. It is assumed that the reason was network problems gas company Columbia Gas. The explosion of gas injured 13 people, killing one teenager.

«We’re suing on behalf of 8600 inhabitants, who were forced to leave their homes since Thursday,» said NPR one of the lawyers on the case Frank Petosa.

According to the radio, the complaint filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company NiSource, argues that «legacy» pipelines and unsafe conditions caused excess pressure in the system that led to «catastrophic consequences.» The senators from Massachusetts ed Mark and Elizabeth Warren in a letter to the companies on Monday said that normal gas pressure in the gas system Columbia Gas has been exceeded 12 times.

Despite the fact that thousands of residents returned to their homes, many have no hot water.

All the inhabitants of the cities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, which receive gas from Columbia Gas company, proposed to leave their homes do not use electrical appliances and cell phones so as not to cause a fire. The local electric company disconnected its network as a precaution.

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