What caused the explosion in Soacha and who were the injured people?

What caused the explosion in Soacha and who were the injured people?
What caused the explosion in Soacha and who were the injured people?

During the afternoon of Wednesday, May 22, the a strong explosion in a powder shop called El Vaquero, located in Soacha, Cundinamarcaleaving more than 30 people injured who were taken to medical centers and one woman deceased.

Julián Sánchez, mayor of Soacha, confirmed around 4:30 in the afternoon of the same Wednesday that of the 34 injured people, 30 were discharged the previous night and 4 remain in hospitals in the city.

“Likewise, our team continues to develop characterization to identify the structures, people and animals affected by the explosive wave. In addition, a structural verification of the factory where the explosion occurred is being carried out. The same way, 17 canines and 19 birds (Creole chickens) were rescued, valued and taken to a safe place to spend the night“said the mayor.

What caused the explosion in Soacha?

The representative of the family that owns the powder company, Carlos Carvajal, spoke to CityTv, where he assured that from 4:30 pm the receive calls alerting him of what happened since he was outside the company. He also thanked the authorities for their support.

“It was 4:30 in the afternoon and in a place where gunpowder is produced, which is a substance that is used in most of some pyrotechnic articles, It was ignited by a spark and this hit two containers that were full of flyer, the finished product, which generated a large explosion.. What he did was cause splinters to fly and that was what caused most of the injuries to people,” said Carvajal.

Furthermore, he added that, “pyrotechnics have always been synonymous with joy, today I can unfortunately say that we were not, we will continue working in that sense and to be able to compensate for the damages and accompany the families and more of the family of the person who died.”

Today, Thursday, May 23, the mayor of Soacha, Julián Sánchez confirmed through his social network X the identity of the person who died the day before in the explosion of the gunpowder company in Soacha.

“This is Natalia Niño Núñez, a hard-working woman and mother of a child under 5 years old and a young man of 20 years old. Natalia, was a native of César, 39 years old, Soachuna by adoption dedicated to her family and a tireless worker who lived and worked in our city.

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