Venezuela: 3 wounded at arms depot fire, blasts

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 30, 2011 14:52

CARACAS, Venezuela — A fire set off a series of explosions at a military arms depot in the Venezuelan city of Maracay on Sunday, injuring three people and leading authorities to evacuate the area, an official said.

Residents were being evacuated from areas within six kilometers (about four miles) surrounding the arms depot, Aragua state Gov. Rafael Isea told state television. Isea initially said about 40 people were reported injured in the explosions, but he later told state television that three people were injured during the chaos that ensued following the blasts.

"Residents gave us the initial reports regarding the number of injured ... but we've confirmed that only three people have entered the Maracay Hospital," Isea said.


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