Gas explosion collapses neighborhood walls in the Morelos neighborhood; report people trapped

A explosion in a neighborhood in the Morelos neighborhoodDue to the alleged accumulation of gas, it maintains a strong mobilization of the emergency forces, where at least five injuries are preliminarily reported.

The events occurred in the streets of Carpintería y Peluqueros, in Venustiano CarranzaAccording to witnesses the explosion was heard several meters away.

The incident knocked down several walls of the building where the explosion occurred. In addition, the first reports indicate at least 17 people trapped in the rubble.


The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection in the capital is working in the area coordinating with emergency teams.

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Meanwhile, the agency reported that there was a flame and explosion due to accumulation of gas, so that emergency care bodies work in the place. He exhorted the population to avoid approaching the area.

He stressed that actions are being coordinated to provide attention to the emergency and the area has been cordoned off to carry out the necessary maneuvers.

At the moment, 14 injured people are reported, of which 12 were treated at the scene for nervous breakdowns and minor contusions and two more, a 50-year-old woman and a minor, were transferred to hospitals by their own means.

He indicated that the first reports indicate that the explosion occurred due to the accumulation of LP gas, at number 56 of Peluqueros street, Carpintería corner, around 10:40 p.m.

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The incident in the three-story building left three apartments completely collapsed and the rest partially.

The emergency services of Firefighters and the Emergency Medical Rescue Squad (ERUM), the Red Cross and private medical units attended the scene.

Elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security support with fences in the area for the removal of debris.

Deathly victims

The Secretary for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection (SGIRPC), Myriam Urzúa, reported that so far they are reported two dead people after the explosion due to accumulation of gas in a neighborhood of the Morelos neighborhood.

The deaths are of an elderly man and a minor, who were found among the rubble and the entry of the expert services personnel of the capital prosecutor’s office is expected.

In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Myriam Urzúa said that the search continues through the rubble to confirm that there are no more people trapped.

In this sense, he said that residents of affected buildings were evacuated, without quantifying the number of people.

The damages evaluated so far, according to the reports provided to the official, are in an adjoining property which had damage to the glassware and in another, a one-level ground floor property, which presented damage to a dividing wall; in addition to the property where the events occurred.

He explained that it will be the capital’s prosecutor’s office who will carry out the corresponding investigations and determine what generated said gas accumulation in the property.

When asked about one of the reports that allegedly the explosion was derived from the accumulation of gas from cooking drugs in the place, he said that he also received said preliminary report, but that the information will be developed over the minutes.

“Look, this is part of the investigation and this is news that is in process, obviously it will be the prosecution that will have to give the corresponding information,” he said.

For her part, the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, as part of the update of the insident, reported that she was informed that so far there are 19 people injured, of which four were hospitalized, two of them minors and the two people deceased.

He stressed that he continues with the search for people.



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