Washington Post: 4 dead, 22 injured in Colombia shipyard blasts

11:11, 18 May 2017

Colombian officials say two explosions have rocked an industrial shipyard in the coastal city of Cartagena, killing four people and injuring 22, The Washington Post reports.

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Witnesses tell local media the Wednesday morning explosions were felt up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) away. Two large black plumes of smoke were seen rising above the shipyard, according to The Washington Post.

Adm. Jorge Carreno says one of the blasts happened while workers were repairing a freighter. The explosion caused a fire that left several people with serious burns.

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The causes of the blasts are under investigation.

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