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Argentina: Explosion in Buenos Aires Dec. 14

Truck explosion in central Buenos Aires around 05:15 on December 14; police do not believe it to be an attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/14/2017, 12:00 AM until 12/14/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires

Event

A powerful explosion was reported in central Buenos Aires around 05:15 (local time) on Thursday, December 14. According to police, the source of the explosion was the compressed natural gas tank of a truck parked at the corner of Perón and Uriburu streets, some six blocks from the Congress building. Damage has been reported within a 50-m (160-ft) radius of the truck. Police are on the scene and have blocked off the area. They do not believe the incident was intended as an attack; the truck may have been set on fire as an act of vandalism. It is unclear if there were any casualties.

Advice

Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to avoid the immediate vicinity of the explosion and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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