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.