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Explosion At Fireworks Factory Knocks Cameraman Off His Feet

The explosion in Colombia Sunday left two people with minor injuries and 17 homes damaged.

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A camera operator was blown off his feet while filming an explosion at a fireworks factory near Granada, Colombia, on Sunday.

The explosion left two people with minor injuries and 17 homes damaged, the Associated Press reported. Local authorities also said five warehouses used to store gunpowder for fireworks were destroyed during the explosion and resulting fire, NBC News reported.

Watch the raw footage captured by the camera operator, who was knocked off his feet but continued to film as he fled the explosion.

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An estimated 11,400 firework-related injuries were reported during 2013 in the United States, according to a Consumer Product Safety Commission report.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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