The carnival of Oruro is a popular entertainment among tourists. In 2001 he was included in the list of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
In Bolivia during carnival, which lasts four days, 40 people were killed, and another 124 injured. About this informed the head of internal Affairs Carlos Romero, reports the publication Andina.
"We have 40 dead. Unfortunately, despite the control, the number of deaths and injuries during the carnival big," said Romero.
The Minister added that 16 people were killed in various accidents. Among the other 24 victims were eight people killed as a result of a gas cylinder explosion in the city of Oruro 11 Feb.
At the same time, the interior Ministry stressed that the data on deaths are not final.
Recall that in Oruro in the night of Wednesday, February 14, occurred first few days of the explosion.
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