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Colombian shipyard explosion kills six

19 May 2017

Colombian police are investigating explosions at two shipyards in Cartagena that killed at least six people and injured 22 on Wednesday. Deputy admiral said the explosion took place on a tanker barge which was undergoing maintenance at a facility operated by the firm, which is linked to Colombia's defence ministry. A fire-service representative said it is suspected that a build-up of gases led to the explosion. Authorities are investigating the causes.  A second blast was 30 minutes after the first occurred at the As-tivik Shipyards, owned by a U.S. corporation.