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Truck blast leaves 7 dead in Colombia

(MENAFN)Local authorities said that a fuel truck that has crashed and blasted in northern Colombia on Monday has resulted in the death of seven people and left over 50 wounded.Many people have gathered at the location of the incident a few minutes …
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Local authorities said that a fuel truck that has crashed and blasted in northern Colombia on Monday has resulted in the death of seven people and left over 50 wounded.

Many people have gathered at the location of the incident a few minutes before the truck blasted due to the gasoline in the spill.

The incident took place on the road between Barranquilla and Cienaga towns that are located in north Magdalena department, close to Pueblo Viejo town where the mayor Fabian Obispo published a video online showing the magnitude of the explosion.

The official said that “unfortunately a vehicle full of fuel exploded and killed about seven people”.

Adding that “more than 50 people are injured, it is a tragic situation that the town of Pueblo Viejo is undergoing”, and that the deceased victims have not been identified yet.

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