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A surveillance camera captured the moment an explosion destroyed a bakery in the Dominican Republic.

Footage shows a woman standing near the bakery entrance and a passing vehicle as an explosion rocks the store in the central Northern California town of La Vega on Thursday morning.

The explosion of the oven shattered the bakery's window and a metal rod and shards of glass flew onto the street.

The force of the explosion blew open the doors of the neighboring dental clinic before the frightened woman ran into the house to get to safety.

Six men then stormed out of the store before a passerby rushed to an injured man and took off his tank top.

A woman was standing outside the entrance of a bakery in the town of La Vega in the north of the Dominican Republic when an oven exploded. The woman was unharmed, but the explosion left three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter dead.

A woman was standing outside the entrance of a bakery in the town of La Vega in the north of the Dominican Republic when an oven exploded. The woman was unharmed, but the explosion left three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter dead.

The La Vega fire department said the explosion was caused by a gas leak in a furnace

The La Vega fire department said the explosion was caused by a gas leak in a furnace

Colonel General César Abreu of the La Vega fire department told Noticias SIN that the explosion was caused by gas that had accumulated inside the oven.

The powerful explosion also caused the ceiling to collapse in one of the clinic's ADR offices, where a patient was being treated. The dentist and the patient were not injured.

One of the injured workers was identified as Julio Ruíz, who was standing next to the oven baking bread. At least 55 percent of his body was burned, said Dr. Francisco Ulerio.

Bakery workers Cristofer Felipe (27) and his uncle Dany Núñez were also injured and suffered burns to 20 to 55 percent of their bodies.

The explosion in the bakery also damaged the practice of a neighboring dental clinic while a dentist was treating a patient. No patients were injured.

The explosion in the bakery also damaged the practice of a neighboring dental clinic while a dentist was treating a patient. No patients were injured.

Firefighters assess the destruction at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, after an oven exploded due to a gas leak. Three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter were treated for burns.

Firefighters assess the destruction at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic, after an oven exploded due to a gas leak. Three employees, two customers, including a five-year-old girl, and a firefighter were treated for burns.

A woman runs into the street after an oven exploded at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic on Thursday

A woman runs into the street after an oven exploded at a bakery in La Vega, Dominican Republic on Thursday

“Let's hope that there really is nothing to regret, except that people are OK, apart from the cremation,” said Felipe's aunt, Jazmín Felipe. “But it was a very difficult moment for everyone.”

Carlos Rodríguez, 35, and a five-year-old girl were treated for minor injuries.

A firefighter, whose name was not released, was treated for smoke inhalation and third-degree burns.

Noticias SIN reported that one of the victims was taken to a hospital 80 miles away in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

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