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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Two dead, 12 injured in supermarket explosion

A column of smoke from the debris after the blast - Photo credit: @franparatore

At least two people were killed and 12 were injured in an explosion that destroyed a Chinese-owned supermarket in Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, in Buenos Aires Province.

The Health Emergencies unit of the Buenos Aires province Health Ministry confirmed four of the 12 wounded are seriously injured.

The building collapsed around 11.45 am today, in Gorostiaga street and Route 3.

The eight adults and four minors injured were sent to nearby hospitals. The childs were transfered to San Justo Hospital, Equiza hospital in Gonzalez Catán, and Evita hospital in La Matanza, while the adults are being treated at the Evita Hospital in La Matanza.

The cause of the blast remains unknown but local newspapers pointed to a gas tanks and fire extinguishers store at the back of the building.
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Tags:  Supermarket  explosion  blast  Virrey Del Pino  Buenos Aires  Argentina  

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