Blaze Kills 2 at Curacao Fireworks Warehouse

December 18, 2012

Authorities in Curacao say another person has died from an explosion at a fireworks warehouse, raising the death toll to two victims.

Police spokesman Reggie Huggins says seven people were injured in the explosion Saturday at the government-owned building where fireworks were stored.

He says all the casualties were public employees working at the warehouse.

It is unclear what caused the explosion, which set off a blaze that completely destroyed the building.

Huggins and other government officials raised the death toll at a late Saturday news conference.

Curacao is a sparsely populated Dutch Caribbean island of nearly 150,000 people just north of Venezuela.

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