Colombian DIY fireworks factory explodes, killing 4 and injuring 26 (VIDEO)
Several gas cylinders exploded around 1pm in a house in the La Estrada neighborhood of Engativà, a town west of Bogota, according to Cablenoticias news agency, which reported the building was being used to manufacture wicks and gunpowder for “tejo,” a game that involves throwing a metal disc at packets of gunpowder.
At least 16 of the injured were minors, according to district health authorities, who said most of the injuries were caused by the shock wave from the blast.
Dos muertos y varios heridos en explosión en la avenida Rojas con 71 en el occidente de Bogotá! En desarrollo pic.twitter.com/vn3y0bkD0x— JUAN CARLOS VILLANI (@JUANVILLANI) May 10, 2019
Authorities have ruled out a deliberate attack but are still investigating what caused the explosion.
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