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Fireworks factory destroyed in blast near Bogota

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A fireworks factory near Colombia’s capital city of Bogota exploded on Sunday. The blast was captured on video by a man who was knocked off his feet as he filmed it before running for cover. One person was injured as he was driving past the scene but continued on his way after being treated for superficial shrapnel wounds. Five nearby warehouses that stored gunpowder were also destroyed in the blast and resulting fire. Read more: telegraph.co.uk