Six killed in Colombia shipyard explosion

Bogota, May 18 (IANS) At least six persons have died and 23 others injured in an explosion at a Colombian shipyard, authorities said.

The explosion took place on Wednesday in a state-owned facility in Cotecmar on a tanker. Three were killed on site and the rest died at a hospital, Xinhua news agency reported.

The explosion happened on a ship that was under maintenance, an official said.

–IANS

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