Four dead, 29 injured in Colombian factory explosion

10:21 | 11/05/2019
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 (May 10), authorities said.
four dead 29 injured in colombian factory explosion
A firefighter inspects the damage at a factory in Bogota where an explosion killed four people and left 29 injured. (Photo: AFP/Daniel Munoz)

"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.


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