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Blowtorch Sets Off Explosion In Panama

Tue., Feb. 7, 1995

Anti-narcotic agents using a blowtorch to cut into a steamroller suspected of containing drugs set off a powerful explosion Monday. At least two people were killed and 23 injured.

The steamroller was found to be stuffed not with drugs but with assault rifles and ammunition.

The explosion rocked a dock at Cristobal, the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal, said Hugo Torrijos, director of the National Port Authority.


 
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