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Explosion Destroys House and Restaurant

An explosion ripped through the Bragados Restaurant in Santana early this morning, wounding one person. 

Talking to journalists from local newspaper, JM, the President of the Santana Parish Council, Ricardo Teixeira, said that the occurrence took place at around 08:15, when he heard a “loud bang” when the gas exploded, which then set fire to the property.  The house and restaurant were destroyed, and one person suffered bruising to their legs. 

According to witness statements, the explosion was felt by local residents.

Samantha Gannon

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