21 dead in the first day of carnival in Bolivia

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Authorities investigate the explosion in Oruro.

In Bolivia on the first day of the carnival Sunday in separate incidents a total of 21 people were killed and 72 others injured. That says Faustino Mendoza, commissioner-general of the Bolivian police, as messages in the local media.

The most serious incident was the explosion of a gas cylinder that was used by a street vendor in Oruro, in western Bolivia. Eight people, including three children, were their lives. There were 47 people injured, of whom those who are the worst of all were by helicopter and were transported to the hospital in La Paz. During the carnival Oruro overwhelmed by visitors. According to the authorities pockets about 400,000 people to the largest fair in Bolivia, while the city itself not even half a million inhabitants.

In addition, fell also five dead and fourteen wounded in an accident on the way to Misicuni (in the department of Cochabamba), where a truck that is both people and goods transported, after a collision with a car in a ravine, a collapsed.

The other casualties in several incidents, including an accident on the road from La Paz to Oruro, where a car went over the head.

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