You haven’t seen explosions until you’ve seen this fireworks factory blow up

Few buildings are more dangerous than fireworks factories. That’s why we’re happy to hear that no lives were lost in this tremendous weekend explosion at a Colombian fireworks factory, which burst apart with such force that it knocked over the cameraman.

The blast, which occurred on Sunday, caused only minor injuries, but it stopped traffic on a major road in the city of Granada and ultimately destroyed five gunpowder-filled warehouses. At least 17 homes were damaged.

As belated New Year’s Eve celebrations go, this was not terribly well-planned—but what a spectacle it produced.

H/T Huffington Post | Photo via Devlin85/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'