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Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival leaves 6 dead, 28 injured

AP  |  La Paz (Bolivia) 

Police in say six people were killed and dozens injured when a street vendor's exploded near the route of the in the city of

Deputy says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Orura's Carnival, one of the most important in It created an expansive wave of at least 50 metres.

Betancurt said police believe yesterday's accident was caused by weakening the hose to the vendor's gas canister.

said the explosion left six people dead and 28 injured.

Orura's draws tourists from and around the world, and was declared a world by UNESCO.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 07:55 IST