At least 12 dead in Dominican Republic after explosion near capital – CNN

[1/2]Emergency services personnel at the site of an explosion in a building, in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic August 14, 2023 in this screen grab obtained from social media video. Guasapo Noticias y Mas/via REUTERS Acquire Licensing Rights

Aug 15 (Reuters) – The death toll after an explosion near the Dominican Republic capital on Monday has risen to at least 12, CNN said in a news report, citing the Dominican Red Cross.

Initial victims included a four-month-old baby and two adults, the national health service said in a statement on Monday.

Another 65 people were injured and some 55 people are missing after the explosion at a business in San Cristobal, west of the country’s capital Santo Domingo, the CNN report said.

Reporting by Natalia Siniawski and Bharat Govind Gautam; Editing by Kylie Madry

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