Death toll rises to 32 in Dominican Republic explosion

The death toll from a powerful explosion that tore through a commercial area in the Dominican Republic has risen to 32, local authorities said on Saturday. 

The blast on Monday sent shockwaves through the area of San Cristobal, less than 30 kilometers from the capital Santo Domingo, sparking a fire. 

Of the 59 people injured in the explosion, 12 are still in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care and five in burn units, according to the country's Health Ministry. 

Source(s): AFP

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