‘Ex­plo­sive used’ in car­ni­val blast

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

BO­LIVIA’s de­fence min­is­ter says an ex­plo­sive was used in a blast that killed at least four peo­ple dur­ing Bo­livia’s Car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions on Tues­day – the sec­ond blast to hit the city of Oruro this car­ni­val sea­son.

Javier Za­baleta told me­dia the ex­plo­sion caused a hole so big of­fi­cials do not be­lieve it could have been caused by a gas leak, as orig­i­nally thought. Three peo­ple have been ar­rested. Mr Za­baleta said of­fi­cials were try­ing to de­ter­mine if Tues­day’s blast is re­lated to an­other, nearby blast that killed at least eight peo­ple on Satur­day.

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