BOLIVIA: GAS CANISTER BLAST KILLS 8 IN ORURO CARNIVAL

BOLIVIA: GAS CANISTER BLAST KILLS 8 IN ORURO CARNIVAL. An Forensic medical officer reviews the site where a liquefied gas bottle exploded, in Oruro, Bolivia on Feb 12, 2018. More than 40 people were injured, the authorities said. Several victims had to be airlifted to Bolivia's main city, La Paz, as local hospitals struggled to cope. Hundreds of thousands of people take part every year in Oruro's carnival celebrations. The blast happened on a crowded side street close to the main parade route. Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2018-02-13

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