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Fuel truck explosion kills seven people, injures over 50 in Colombia

07 July 2020

Seven people were killed after a fuel truck exploded in Colombia on July 6. The incident happened in the town of Pueblo Viejo on the northern coast of the country and injured more than 50 people, local police said.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The blast happened after the petrol tanker overturned on a main road. A large number of people had gathered at the scene after and had begun to siphon fuel from the crashed vehicle when the explosion happened.

The injured were taken to several local hospitals and some are in a critical condition with the death toll expected to rise. 

An investigation by local police into the incident is underway.

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