At least 12 dead after explosion in Dominican Republic


(CNN)At least 12 people died and 65 more were injured in an explosion in the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Red Cross said in a statement.

Some 55 people are also missing after the incident on Monday, which occurred in Villa Valdez, San Cristobal province, according to the Tuesday statement.
Three structures completely collapsed following the blast near a shopping center, added the Red Cross.
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