A large explosion and fire were reported in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas early on May 23. Video posted online shows a large fire in Bello Monte, a financial and commercial district in the capital. Initial reports said the explosion was caused by an overturned truck carrying either gas or fuel on the Francisco Fajardo highway.
Locals on Twitter reported that the explosion took place on the Francisco Fajardo highway which connects the east of the city to the west.
A witness to the fire wrote: “The flare is awesome, the sound somewhat haunting.”
Firefighters rushed to the scene to douse the fire with hoses.
People living in blocks near the highway were told to evacuate their homes.
More to follow…
Published at Sat, 23 May 2020 10:33:00 +0000