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Terrifying moment gas leak causes explosion in Dominican Republic bakery, injuring six people

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A woman was standing in front of the entrance to a bakery when an oven exploded in the city of La Vega, in the north-central Dominican Republic. The woman was not injured, but the explosion left three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter dead.

A surveillance camera captured the moment an explosion destroyed a bakery in the Dominican Republic.

Footage shows a woman standing near the bakery’s entrance and a vehicle passing by as an explosion rocks the store in the north-central town of La Vega on Thursday morning.

The oven explosion shattered the bakery’s window, scattering a metal pole and shards of glass onto the street.

The doors of the dental clinic next door were blown open by the impact of the explosion before the frightened woman ran inside for safety.

Six men then ran out of the store before a bystander ran over to an injured individual and ripped off his tank top.

A woman was standing in front of the entrance to a bakery when an oven exploded in the city of La Vega, in the north-central Dominican Republic. The woman was not injured, but the explosion left three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter dead.

La Vega firefighters said the explosion was due to a gas leak inside an oven.

La Vega firefighters said the explosion was due to a gas leak inside an oven.

La Vega firefighters, said Colonel General César Abreu SIN News that the explosion was caused by gas that had accumulated inside the oven.

The powerful explosion also caused the roof of one of the sadr clinic’s offices to collapse, where a patient was being treated. The dentist and patient were not injured.

One of the injured employees was identified as Julio Ruíz, who was next to the oven baking bread. At least 55 percent of his body was burned, said Dr. Francisco Ulerio.

Bakery workers Cristofer Felipe, 27, and his uncle Dany Núñez were also injured, suffering burns covering between 20 and 55 percent of their bodies.

The bakery explosion also damaged an office at a dental clinic next door while a dentist was treating a patient; They were not injured.

The bakery explosion also damaged an office at a dental clinic next door while a dentist was treating a patient; They were not injured.

Firefighters inspect the destruction inside a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, after an oven exploded due to a gas leak. Three employees, a five-year-old girl and a firefighter were treated for burns

Firefighters inspect the destruction inside a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, after an oven exploded due to a gas leak. Three employees, a five-year-old girl and a firefighter were treated for burns

A woman runs into the street after an oven exploded at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, on Thursday.

A woman runs into the street after an oven exploded at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, on Thursday.

“Hopefully there’s really nothing to regret except that lives are fine, apart from the burn issue,” said Felipe’s aunt, Jazmín Felipe. “But it was a very difficult time for everyone.”

Carlos Rodríguez, 35, and a five-year-old girl were treated for minor injuries.

A firefighter, whose name was not released, was treated for smoke inhalation and third-degree burns.

SIN News reported that one of the victims was taken to a hospital 80 miles away in Santo Domingo, the Dominican capital.

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