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

Eat your heart out, Michael Bay.

Jun 23, 2020, 6:40 pm*

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Miles Klee

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)

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2015, 1:49 pm