Gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner

Gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner

Gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner when he went to the kitchen and turned on the kettle to a make tea on Tuesday morning 01/06/2021 at 6 AM .The French foreigner Hugo Gaetan Quentin Houthoofd (34) suffering from burns all over his body and was first rusted to the Siloam Hospital and afterwards referred to the  Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar together with his British wife, Elouise Fiona Michelle houthoofd (30).


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gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner

The incident happened at Perum Puri Gading, Blok Palem B.30, Jimbaran,

The explosion happened  around 06.00 AM allegedly due to a leak of a 12 kg gas cylinder .  Hugo went to the kitchen to boil hot water to make tea when his wife who was still sleeping on the 2nd floor.
Gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner

But when the stove was about to turn on, the fire suddenly burst and there was a loud explosion. Hugo suffered burns all over his body and he came out of the kitchen screaming for help.

Hugo’s wife, Fiona, who  was  shocked to hear the early morning explosion but suffered only from minor injuries caused by the incident according  Iptu Sukadi, the Head of the Denpasar Police
gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner
The house was severely  damaged and the kitchen  was destroyed. Even the garage with the parked Suzuki Karimun  been  damaged and the rubble of the building was seen scattered on the road in front of the victim’s house. The explosion was so loud that it startled to panic local residents.

The incident is currently still under investigation regarding the alleged explosion and fire caused by a gas cylinder leak . According Iptu Ketut Sukadi, the house belongs to Maria Sitanggang who lives in West Java. The house was contracted for 1.5 years and was extended by the foreign couple in February 2021. 

Gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner

gas explosion in Jimbaran injured French foreigner


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