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05 Dec 2018 | 10:01 PM UTC

Dominican Rep.: Factory explosion kills three in Santo Domingo Dec. 5

Dominican Republic News Alert

Factory explosion kills three, injures 44 in Santo Domingo on December 5; localized disruptions ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/5/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Villa Agricolas (Santo Domingo)


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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