A Firework Factory Exploded and Injured 2 Person in Colombia

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A fireworks factory exploded in Colombia on Sunday, with the force of the blast knocking a cameraman filming the scene off his feet.

The cameraman, identified by UPI as Noticias Caracol photojournalist Carlos Espinoza, briefly ran for cover after being knocked over, but continued to film as he ducked behind the relative safety of a nearby truck.

The incident happened in Granada, a town about 115 miles from Bogota.

UPI says two people were injured, including a driver passing the factory at the time of the incident who suffered shrapnel wounds. Along with the fireworks factory, five buildings used to store gunpowder were destroyed as well, The Telegraph reports.

AP says 17 homes were damaged in the blast. It also stopped traffic for miles.

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