RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, the national director of the Bolivian Fire Department Wálter Miranda reported a fuel explosion in the town of Camargo, in the department of Chuquisaca, which may have started with the explosion of a cylinder, reported Agencia Boliviana de Información.
The explosion of a fuel tank at the Servicio Departamental de Caminos (Sedcam) in Camargo, left 13 people injured, who were inside the infrastructure.
“We presume that the explosion was caused by the gasoline and diesel fuel tanks that were inside the shed where the fire spread”, informed Miranda.
A tanker from Tarija was transported to the place to extinguish the fire.
In the first explosion, a woman was injured with lacerations and burns.
Subsequently, another explosion in the shed where flammable fuels were stored, resulting in the injury of 12 people near the area.
Due to the seriousness of the event, two people were taken to a second-level hospital in the city of Tarija. The other injured were taken to the hospital in Camargo.