URUGUAY EXPLOSION – Blast rocks apartment building in Uruguay’s capital

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At least two people were badly burned Friday in an explosion and ensuing fire at a residential building in Montevideo, Uruguayan authorities said.

A husband and wife in their early 60s were taken to the hospital, fire commissioner Ricardo Riaño told a news conference at the scene, adding that one of them – he did specify which – had burns over 80 percent of his or her body.