The Island Blown Up By a Gas Cooker

From the Daily Mail:

This was the astonishing scene after a faulty gas cooker exploded in a timber-framed shack – and devastated a tiny Caribbean island.

The blast caused an inferno that leapt from hut to hut, taking less than ten minutes to sweep across half the shanty town-style community.

As gas cylinders in more wooden homes exploded, many of Soledad Miria’s 1,014 inhabitants dived into the sea or took to fishing boats to escape.

More than a third – 348 – were injured but, amazingly, no one died.

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