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Search after Colombia blast ends

Rescue workers in Colombia have ended their search for survivors of a fuel pipeline explosion that killed 13 people and injured nearly 100.

Police commander Colonel Gonzalo Londono says workers are now clearing the rubble of 25 houses destroyed by Friday's blast, which occurred in the central province of Risaralda, about 100 miles southwest of the capital Bogota.

National oil company Ecopetrol said the explosion occurred after heavy rains caused movements in the earth that ruptured the pipeline.

The death toll rose to 13 from 11 on Friday night when rescuers found two more corpses, including that of a five-year-old child.

Of the 99 people injured, 49 remain hospitalized.


From Belfast Telegraph