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Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival leaves 6 dead, 28 injured

February 11, 2018 2:02 AM
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LA PAZ, Bolivia – Police in Bolivia say six people were killed and dozens injured when a street vendor's gas canister exploded near the route of the Carnival in the city of Orura.

Deputy Commander Freddy Betancurt says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Orura's Carnival, one of the most important in Bolivia. It created an expansive wave of at least 50 yards (meters).

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