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Colombia: Four dead, 29 injured in a factory explosion


Bogota, May 11: Four people died and 29 were injured, including 17 children, following an explosion at a factory where gunpowder is handled in Colombia's capital Bogota on Friday, authorities said. "There are four people without vital signs," a fire brigade source told AFP.

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The explosion happened at midday in a factory that produces wicks for a local Andean game called tejo or turmeque, in which metal discs are thrown at targets that contain gunpowder and explode on impact.

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"The causes of the accident are being investigated," the fire service source said.

In january this year, at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital.


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