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A fiery explosion in a market area in the Dominican Republic kills 3 and injures dozens

By MARTÍN ADAMES ALCÁNTARA and DÁNICA COTO
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A powerful explosion in a bustling market area near the capital of the Dominican Republic has killed at least three people and injuring more than 30 others. The explosion occurred Monday afternoon at a bakery in the city of San Cristobal, just west of Santo Domingo. Charred cars and debris from collapsed buildings lined the streets as smoke enveloped several blocks. A baby and two adults were confirmed dead so far. The death toll is expected to increase, with firefighters unable to enter certain buildings. They were still battling the blaze late Monday night, and authorities ordered people to clear the area, warning that other buildings could collapse.

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