Casualties feared as blast goes off in shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia


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A powerful explosion has rocked a shopping center in the tourist district of the Colombian capital, Bogota. Several people were caught in the blast, with gruesome images appearing on social media amid mass evacuation.

RT Spanish cited police as confirming at least one death and 11 injuries caused by the blast.

The explosion targeted the Centro Andino Mall in the Zona Rosa neighborhood, which is regarded as one of the most luxurious upper-class and tourist districts in Latin America.

The blast occurred in the women’s restroom on the mall’s second floor.

Bogota’s mayor, Enrique Peñalosa, has called the explosion a “cowardly terrorist attack.” Ambulances and fire engines are working at the scene, and the entire mall has reportedly been evacuated.

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