An explosion at a plastics factory in northern Santo Domingo killed at least three people and injured another 44 on Wednesday, December 5. The suspected gas explosion partially destroyed the factory and caused infrastructure damage to several buildings on the street, including a school. Authorities have closed streets in the Villa Agricolas neighborhood and search and rescue efforts are ongoing as of 17:30 (local time).
Individuals in Santo Domingo are advised to monitor developments to the situation, plan for localized transportation disruptions, and anticipate possible interruptions to natural gas and other utility services.
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