Explosion in Montevideo leaves at least 10 people injured
(Reuters) –– An explosion in a building in Montevideo, Uruguay, this Friday left at least 10 people injured, two of them in serious condition, in addition to destruction in the surroundings, health authorities and firefighters reported.
The explosion occurred in the morning hours in the Villa Biarritz neighborhood, located near the coast of Montevideo.
“There was great damage and a series of victims, two of whom were seriously injured and are already hospitalized (…) And the rest were of different entities, most fortunately minor,” said José Antonio Rodríguez, general director of the Response System. of emergency.
According to the police, the two people who are in serious condition suffered burns and carbon monoxide inhalation.
“The only thing I know is that I was talking there, the man from the seventh floor comes out and I hand him the hat that just falls off and that’s when I go back in (to the building) and that’s when my world fell apart and I don’t know more nothing,” said an employee of the building that recorded the explosion.
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