August 7th, 2013
04:59 AM ET

12 die in Argentina building explosion

Leaking gas was likely to blame for an explosion that killed at least 12 people, injured 60 more and brought down part of a building in Argentina on Tuesday, state media reported Wednesday.

A man who was working at the scene in the city of Rosario before the blast ignited at 9:15 a.m. local time has been taken into custody, said the Telam news agency, which cited investigator Juan Curto.

The explosion gutted one multi-story residential building, and destroyed at least one other building next to it, while blowing out the windows of surrounding structures, images broadcast by CNN affiliate Canal 9 showed.

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  1. saywhat

    Tragic.
    Deaths in large numbers in accidents, by human hands, in natural calamities is now the daily feed, Thats tragic too.

    August 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Malvina

    This was not an accident. It was an attack by the cowardly British on my peaceful land.

    August 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Surprised no one is saying it was a terrorist attack.

    August 8, 2013 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    Truly sad news. Heartbreaking.
    True at chrissy since thats what it was.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |