04/20/2021

At least 20 injured after car bomb explosion in Colombia

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The explosion of a car bomb occurred in the municipality of Corinto, department of Cauca, left 20 people injured. Colombian President Iván Duque, through his Twitter account, assured that investigations will be carried out to find the mastermind and perpetrator of that terrorist action

According to preliminary information, the events took place in an urban area, in the vicinity of the Mayor’s Office, and it is presumed that 11 of the injured are workers at the compound.

“This fact was presented around 3:30 pm (local time). A car bomb that they placed on us all over the corner of the Mayor’s Office. Eleven colleagues were referred to the hospital, they are in the emergency room, of which two of them were referred as a vital emergency to the Valle del Lili Clinic, “said Leonardo Rivera, Secretary of the Government of Corinto, who pointed out that so far he has knowledge of the injuries of these eleven people who are officials of the Mayor’s Office, not counting the people who were around at the time of the event and who, therefore, could be affected. He also ruled out so far, deceased people, according to the report from the Semana portal.