A powerful car bomb killed at least four people in Buenaventura, Colombia, and wounded around 20 others Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The explosion occurred in the town center, near City Hall, causing panic and chaos among nearby residents. A local hospital declared a state of emergency, media reported.
Images on CNN affiliate Caracol TV showed mangled vehicles, one with an engine next to it on the sidewalk. Buildings also showed significant damage.
The TV images also showed wounded people being carried off by other residents.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility or a motive.
- Journalist Jorge Asdrubal Garcia Romero contributed to this report for CNN en EspaÃ±ol.