The Dominican government announced on Monday that the families of the 32 people killed in an explosion last week will each receive a one-time payment of nearly $900 in economic aid and monthly payments of $350 until December.
The August 14 explosion occurred at a plastics factory in the town of San Cristobal, located just west of the capital Santo Domingo. More than 50 people were injured, authorities said.
EXPLOSION IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC KILLS 3, INCLUDING AN INFANT
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Last year, the average monthly salary in San Cristobal was around $440, the second highest in the country, according to the Ministry of Economy.
An investigation is underway to determine what caused the explosion at a busy shopping mall. It took firefighters three days to extinguish the blaze.
Authorities said it could take up to three months to identify all of those killed.