September 26, 2020

At least 4 dead, more than 40 injured in Dominican Republic factory blast


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epaselect epa07211190 Members of the fire department work among the rubble left by a large explosion in a plastics factory, in the sector, in , , 05 December 2018. At least three people died and an indeterminate number wer injured by a large explosion that occurred today in a plastics factory in the sector, in the Dominican capital. EPA-EFE/Orlando BarrĂ­a

From efe-epaSanto Domingo

At least four people died on Wednesday and more than 40 were injured, including a number of children, when a powerful explosion occurred at a plastics factory in the Dominican capital, authorities said.

The blast occurred around midday at the Polyplas factory in the Villas Agricolas district of Santo Domingo and, according to different reports, a tanker that was unloading propane blew up due to a gas leak.

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