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.
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.
"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.