10/02/2018 Society

Explosion in carnival of Bolivian city Oruro causes six deaths

At least four children and two adults died today after exploding a gas canister in the Bolivian city of Oruro, near the route where the carnival is held since Saturday.

Oruro, Bolivia (02/10/2018) .- Members of the police inspect the place where an explosion occurred today, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Oruro, Bolivia. At least six people died, including four children, and 28 were injured in an explosion, apparently gas, near the place where a massive carnival was held. The explosion could have occurred in a food stall when oil from a pan spilled on the hose of a gas canister caused a leak, according to the preliminary report of the Bolivian police.
Martin Alipaz / EFE Via Ulan / LANA
 
 
 

According to the departmental police commander, Colonel Rómer Raña, at 18:45 local time exploded the gas bottle from the kitchen of a street vendor and caused the death in place of four people, while the rest died while receiving assistance medical.

 
Oruro, Bolivia (02/10/2018) .- Members of the police inspect the place where an explosion occurred today, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Oruro, Bolivia. At least six people died, including four children, and 28 were injured in an explosion, apparently gas, near the place where a massive carnival was held. The explosion could have occurred in a food stall when oil from a pan spilled on the hose of a gas canister caused a leak, according to the preliminary report of the Bolivian police.
Martin Alipaz / EFE Via Ulan / LANA
 
 
 

The explosion also left 28 wounded who were taken to hospitals in the town, he added.

 
Oruro, Bolivia (02/10/2018) .- Members of the police inspect the place where an explosion occurred today, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Oruro, Bolivia. At least six people died, including four children, and 28 were injured in an explosion, apparently gas, near the place where a massive carnival was held. The explosion could have occurred in a food stall when oil from a pan spilled on the hose of a gas canister caused a leak, according to the preliminary report of the Bolivian police.
Martin Alipaz / EFE Via Ulan / LANA
 
 
 

'We are very shocked to hear of deaths recorded by a gas canister explosion near the Folkloric Entrance of the Oruro Carnival,' wrote President Evo Morales on a twitter.

 
Oruro, Bolivia (02/10/2018) .- Members of the police inspect the place where an explosion occurred today, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Oruro, Bolivia. At least six people died, including four children, and 28 were injured in an explosion, apparently gas, near the place where a massive carnival was held. The explosion could have occurred in a food stall when oil from a pan spilled on the hose of a gas canister caused a leak, according to the preliminary report of the Bolivian police.
Martin Alipaz / EFE Via Ulan / LANA
 
 
 

'All our solidarity to the families of victims. We will provide necessary help to injured people. That the causes of the tragedy be established, "he said.

 
Oruro, Bolivia (02/10/2018) .- Members of the police inspect the place where an explosion occurred today, Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Oruro, Bolivia. At least six people died, including four children, and 28 were injured in an explosion, apparently gas, near the place where a massive carnival was held. The explosion could have occurred in a food stall when oil from a pan spilled on the hose of a gas canister caused a leak, according to the preliminary report of the Bolivian police.
Martin Alipaz / EFE Via Ulan / LANA
 
 
 

The authorities calculate the participation this year of almost half a million national and foreign tourists in this festivity, declared by UNESCO in 2001 as Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

 
 
Oruro, Bolivia. 02/10/2018. The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia is a mixture of Spanish and indigenous religious traditions. During the carnival the Virgin of the Socavón is venerated.
Angie Salgar/ABI/LANA (02/10/2018)
 
 
Oruro, Bolivia. 02/10/2018. The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia is a mixture of Spanish and indigenous religious traditions. During the carnival the Virgin of the Socavón is venerated.
Angie Salgar/ABI/LANA (02/10/2018)
 
 
 

The Oruro Carnival is inspired by the Virgen del Socavón, who motivates year after year one of the greatest events of cultural expression in Latin America, and represents one of the main costumbristas parties in Bolivia.

 
 
 
Oruro, Bolivia. 02/10/2018. The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia is a mixture of Spanish and indigenous religious traditions. During the carnival the Virgin of the Socavón is venerated.
Angie Salgar/ABI/LANA (02/10/2018)
 
 
 

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