Firefighters work next to destroyed vehicles after the powerful explosion in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, on Monday.
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At least 10 people died and 37 more were injured in an explosion in the Dominican Republic on Monday, according to the office of President Luis Abinader.

A further 11 people are missing following the blast, which occurred in the town of San Cristobal in the south of the country, the president’s office said in a statement Tuesday.

Fires burn after the blast on August 14.

More than two dozen rescue units responded to the explosion, and the injured were taken to various hospitals. The cause of the explosion has not been established, added the statement.

In remarks from the National Palace on Monday, President Luis Abinader expressed his concern for the situation and said he is closely following events, state broadcaster RTVD’s Central 4 Noticias reported.

Destroyed vehicles and debris are scattered on the ground after the incident in San Cristobal.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained information wrongly attributed to the Dominican Republic Red Cross with a different death toll to the official numbers.