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23 Jan 2020 | 03:21 PM UTC

Peru: Gas explosion reported in Lima January 23

At least two people killed after gas tanker explodes in Lima January 23; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected over the coming hours

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Event

At least two people were killed and 48 others injured after a gas tanker exploded in Lima on Thursday, January 23. The truck reportedly caught fire after striking a pothole in the Villa El Salvador district of the capital, igniting several nearby homes in the process. Ambulances and rescue teams have been dispatched to the site of the blast. 

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected near the site of the explosion over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Lima are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the explosion, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.