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At least one dead, 7 injured in Córdoba gas blast

A picture posted in Twitter shows the blast at the power plant in the locality of Pilar, in the province of Córdoba.
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At least one man was killed and seven people were injured due to an explosion at a power plant in the province of Córdoba causing also energy supply shortages in nearby areas.

According to first reports, an explosion at a major gas pipeline in the power plant of the Córdoba province locality of Pilar led to a strong blast and fire. All staff had to be evacuated.

Four firefighters squads were working at the accident site battling against 10-meter flames.

The mayor of the Pilar town Diego Bechis said those injured were being assisted at the Madre Teresa de Calcuta hospital showing second- and third-degree burns. Health Minister Francisco Fortuna said a woman and a child were hit by the flames due to the shock wave but were not in a serious condition.  

Several nearby localities are being affected by power cuts.

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