A large explosion killed one person and injured 162 others in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Thursday morning (28) – Wednesday night (27), in Brazil. Initial investigations indicate that the incident occurred at a customs warehouse near the local airport.
The cause of the explosion is being investigated. Eyewitnesses claimed to have seen “strong lightning”. Furthermore, a shock wave was felt up to 30 kilometers from the epicenter, shattering the windows of neighboring apartments.
Authorities said a teenager died after a window frame fell on him. At least 24 people were taken to hospital.
The fire caught fire in a large area, and the fire was brought under control after hours. According to the authorities, 16 fire and rescue teams and 3 private vehicles headed to the scene to contain the fire.
The country’s Ministry of Health stated via the Telegram application: “At the present time, there are no serious infections among them. At the present time, doctors are providing all necessary health assistance.”
He added, “Those injured in the fire at the scene and in the surrounding apartments also received emergency medical care.”
Flights from the airport in the area where the explosion occurred were not affected.
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