Explosion inside north Colombia army grounds kills 1, injures 2

One Colombian soldier was killed and two others seriously injured by an explosion inside a military complex on Wednesday afternoon in Yarumal, north of Medellin in the Antioquia department.

Initial information has indicated that the explosion was an accident caused by poor handling of an explosive device, likely a grenade, by an army member, reported RCN Radio.

The commander of the army’s 4th Brigade has ordered investigations in order to establish the full circumstances surrounding the event.

The two wounded soldiers, from the Atanasio Girardot battallion, are being attended at the Medellin Military Hospital, and the soldier’s body will be transferred to his hometown of Puerto Berrio, in the Santander department.

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