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Huge Explosion at Airport Kills Boy, Injures 163 Others

A large explosion in Uzbekistan has left a 15-year-old boy dead, and at least 162 others injured.

At 2:43am local time near the Tashkent Airport in Uzbekistan, a huge explosion occurred which could be felt for 20 miles away.

The explosion occurred at a customs warehouse near the airport.

The warehouse was apparently full of electric car batteries, which appear to have triggered the blast.

Unverified reports claim that lightning may have struck the warehouse, causing the batteries to explode.

Several videos of the explosion have made the rounds on social media.

The Sun reported on the explosion:

A BOY of 15 has been killed in a giant explosion feared to have been triggered by detonating electric car batteries.

At least 163 were also injured following the huge blast in a customs warehouse near Tashkent Airport in Uzbekistan in the early hours, which was felt up to 20 miles away.

Shocking footage shows the explosion at 2.43am local time, which caused damage to hundreds of houses and other buildings over a vast area.

Batteries for electric cars exploded at the airport warehouse, it is understood.

Dozens of ambulances ferried the wounded to hospitals and at least five children suffered wounds from shattered glass.

The New York Post reported on the aftermath:

In video and photographs on social media, flames soared into the night sky, with a huge cloud of smoke hanging above the warehouse, but the cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

A special laboratory had been set up at the scene to investigate the blast, the emergencies ministry said.

“As a result of the quick actions of emergencies ministry employees, the area of the fire is being reduced,” it added on the Telegram messaging app.

Several videos caught the gigantic explosion and are now circulating on social media:


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