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May 19, 1988
Two grenades exploded at the Guatemala City home of the correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass, damaging a car and shattering windows but causing no injuries. Correspondent Alejandro Trouchine, who opened the Tass office in his Guatemala home in January, said the grenades were thrown from a moving vehicle shortly before dawn. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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December 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Backing off an earlier report, authorities said that no one died in explosions at a chemical warehouse in an eastern Guatemalan port. Oscar Bonilla, Guatemala's national fire chief, said that there was no indication anyone had died in the explosions and fire Friday in the Atlantic port of Santo Tomas de Castilla.
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January 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A well exploded at an unfinished geothermal power station in western Guatemala, killing at least 21 people, officials said. Another 30 people were reported missing under the debris of shanty homes that were smashed by the hail of hot stones. Officials at the National Electric Institute, a government monopoly, said hundreds of tons of rock, mud and earth spewed out when the well blew its top. The plant, near a sporadically active volcano, is designed to tap underground steam for electricity.
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December 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion shook a chemical warehouse in a major Guatemalan port, killing at least 13 people and injuring 80. Two tanks of chemicals exploded in the warehouse, which erupted into flames in a commercial district of the Caribbean port of Santo Tomas de Castilla, about 150 miles northeast of the capital, Guatemala City, rescue officials said. The injured were taken to various hospitals with burns. An unknown number of people were evacuated from the area.
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December 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Backing off an earlier report, authorities said that no one died in explosions at a chemical warehouse in an eastern Guatemalan port. Oscar Bonilla, Guatemala's national fire chief, said that there was no indication anyone had died in the explosions and fire Friday in the Atlantic port of Santo Tomas de Castilla.
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December 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion shook a chemical warehouse in a major Guatemalan port, killing at least 13 people and injuring 80. Two tanks of chemicals exploded in the warehouse, which erupted into flames in a commercial district of the Caribbean port of Santo Tomas de Castilla, about 150 miles northeast of the capital, Guatemala City, rescue officials said. The injured were taken to various hospitals with burns. An unknown number of people were evacuated from the area.
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January 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A well exploded at an unfinished geothermal power station in western Guatemala, killing at least 21 people, officials said. Another 30 people were reported missing under the debris of shanty homes that were smashed by the hail of hot stones. Officials at the National Electric Institute, a government monopoly, said hundreds of tons of rock, mud and earth spewed out when the well blew its top. The plant, near a sporadically active volcano, is designed to tap underground steam for electricity.
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May 19, 1988
Two grenades exploded at the Guatemala City home of the correspondent for the Soviet news agency Tass, damaging a car and shattering windows but causing no injuries. Correspondent Alejandro Trouchine, who opened the Tass office in his Guatemala home in January, said the grenades were thrown from a moving vehicle shortly before dawn. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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