A fuel tank exploded into flames in Colombia’s Caribbean metropolis of Barranquilla early on Wednesday, killing a firefighter who fell for the duration of the explosion, regional authorities explained.

The firefighter was discovered as Javier Solano, 53, by Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro in a message on Twitter, in which he pledged to aid the city’s mayor, Jaime Pumarejo.

“Suitable now the fire is being managed and authorized to burn off out at the tank, which is on fireplace,” Pumarejo instructed journalists, including that the area close to the tank was getting evacuated.

Operations to manage the fire could acquire concerning 3 and 4 days as firefighters wait around for the blaze to consume all the gas, authorities claimed.

Operations at Barranquilla’s port had been suspended until the fire is totally controlled, authorities additional.

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