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2 individuals hospitalized with burns after explosion at fireworks manufacturing facility in Guatemala (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

2 people hospitalized with burns after explosion at fireworks factory in Guatemala (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


A fireworks manufacturing facility in San Raymundo, Guatemala has exploded, inflicting two individuals with extreme burns as others fled the blast scene. Footage posted to social media exhibits an enormous white-gray plume of smoke over the city.

Two individuals have reportedly suffered extreme burns in the course of the explosion on the fireworks plant within the Sacsuy village between San Juan Sacatepequez and San Raymundo on Thursday, native media reported.

Footage purportedly taken from close to the scene of the accident and shared on-line confirmed darkish grey clouds spewing out of the manufacturing facility earlier than a brilliant crimson explosion. Different views present white smoke rising from the location.

Emergency personnel may be seen hosing down the fireplace in a number of of the movies, and a number of ambulances had been stated to be on the scene. It’s not but clear what sparked the blast.

Native firefighters posted a picture from contained in the manufacturing facility on Twitter, revealing the charred and blackened inside.

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