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A monument commemorates the two people who died and the seventeen who were injured following two gas explosions at a Kogarah shopping centre in December 1995.
In November 1995, a gas pipeline at Railway Parade, Kogarah, was cut and capped in preparation for the demolition of four nearby shops. The pipeline remained connected to the mains, and on 4 December, the line severed, with the resulting gas leak causing explosions and fires.
|Address:||Railway Parade, Kogarah Railway Station , Kogarah, 2217|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.962806|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-December-1995|
|Actual Event End Date:||04-December-1995|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 4th December, 1997|
Plaque laid by Cr James Jordan, Mayor
On behalf of the community and Council of Kogarah
December 4th 1997
In memory of those who died and suffered as a result of
the gas explosion near this site, December 4th 1995.
"Gone But Never Forgotten"
Mina Bakhoum & Greg Maybury
Acknowledged for their bravery : L Galasso D Lindsay Bruno Bdaric Ali Kais
Injured : Kerrie Psakis Gloria Stack David Sim Robert Stephens Kellie Adams Nghi Huynh Hasan Alagic Robyn Hoskin Ivy Swinton Guiseppe Marfia
Fire Officers : Glynn Woodward Raymond Dixon Mark Melville Fernando Martin William Mansfield James Harris Kevin O`Connor