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Gas Explosion : 23-August-2012
Gas Explosion : 23-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

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
Long: 151.132889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:04-December-1995
Actual Event End Date:04-December-1995


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th December, 1997
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au