An explosion occurred at the Georges-Bonichot swimming pool in Thourotte (Oise) on Monday.

She seriously injured a diving instructor, responsible for the activity within the establishment.

A bottle of compressed air is the cause of the explosion, reports

Oise Hebdo


The coach was manipulating her at the time of the tragedy.

An experienced and trained victim

The 61-year-old specialist was preparing the material before a lesson.

The investigation entrusted to the gendarmes of Compiègne (Oise) will have to determine if the bottle exploded because of a malfunction or an error of use.

The victim holds "a state certificate and federal diplomas which allow him to take on the technical part of preparing compressed air cylinders", said a lifeguard.

After the explosion, the diver was immediately taken care of by a nurse, a member of the swimming club.

Firefighters then took over.

The sexagenarian was in critical condition and was transferred to Compiègne hospital and then to that of Amiens (Somme).


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