A fireworks factory in Colombia has gone up
in flames, causing a huge explosions. It’s thought the firework factory just outside of Bogota
exploded after gunpowder was set off inside. But despite the huge impact, sending a cameraman
from the local TV station off his feet, no-one was seriously hurt. One man has suffered minor injuries after
flying debris hit him in the arm. One witness described the moment as terrifying
and an experience she never wanted again. It was terrible. It was chaotic. We felt the
vibrations. I just took my daughters out of the house and ran. We were pushed by the vibrations.
It was terrible. Something I never want to go through again. It took a team of about 30 firefighters more
than six hours to fully control the blaze, making sure no more gunpowder would be set
off. Several homes were damaged in the explosion
and the blast shut down traffic in both directions on a highway. Investigators are looking into what may have
caused the huge explosion and have not ruled out foul play.