Supermarket explosion kills 1 in Argentina

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 00:31

Buenos Aires: Emergency services say an explosion at a supermarket has killed at least one person and injured five others in Argentina.

Buenos Aires provincial emergency services director Patricia Spinelli tells the Todo Noticias channel that other people could be trapped in the debris following Tuesday's blast.

Fire Department operations chief Daniel Bodego says the cause of the blast in Virrey del Pino is still under investigation. But he says gas cylinders were being stored near the market.

Officials have evacuated the block around the market. Virrey del Pino is about 25 miles (40 kilometres) southwest of Buenos Aires city.  

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 00:31
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