Gas explosion levels Paraíso eating place

Liquid petroleum gas escaped from a tank Tuesday morning and ignited. One man was killed and a second was injured.

The explosion took place in a small eating place, called a soda, alongside the Mercado Municipal in Paraíso, Cartago. The dead man was identified by fire fighters as Adolfo Quirós González, 37, who suffered burns over 95 percent of his body. Quirós operated the business.

Injured was another local businessman, identified as Cristóbal Martínez Prestes, 47.

The 25-pound gas cylinder was within the business, which was destroyed.

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