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04 Jan 2019 | 03:52 PM UTC

Chile: Explosion leaves at least four injured in Santiago January 4

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Explosion on Vicuña Mackenna Avenue in Santiago leaves at least four injured January 4; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/4/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Santiago

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An explosion was reported at a bus stop at the intersection of Vicuña Mackenna Avenue and Curicó in Santiago around 12:00 (local time) on Friday, January 4, which left at least four people injured. Police have closed roads in the affected area and are diverting traffic. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.


Individuals in Santiago are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.


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