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Mexican Children’s Hospital Explosion: 2 Dead, 54 Injured

Thu, January 29, 2015 1:24pm EDT by 1 Comment
Kids Dead Mexican Children's Hospital

So tragic. An explosion at a Mexican children’s hospital left two children dead and at least 54 people injured from the blast — and some children may still be trapped underneath the ruins.

Two children have been found dead and at least 54 people injured after a gas explosion devastated the maternity wing of a Mexico City hospital on Jan. 29. The number of victims could go up as rescuers continue to find survivors within the massive pile of smashed concrete and twisted metal.

Kids Dead In Mexican Children’s Hospital: 22 Children Also Injured In Explosion:

The Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital on the outskirts of Mexico City was left in ruins when a powerful gas tank explosion collapsed a large part of the building. The blast killed two children and injured at least 54 others, including 22 children.

“The situation is delicate,” Adrian Ruvalcava, the top official in the Cuajimalpa district said. “We have a lot of injuries, many children trapped in the ruins.”

Rescuers were still frantically attempting to reach people who were trapped in the ruins using sniffer dogs, according to the Los Angeles Times. Approximately 30% of the government-run hospital, which caters primarily to middle and lower income patients, demolished.

Mayhem In Mexico City Remains After Explosion

Mexico City remains in chaos after the tragic explosion, with many people desperately trying to find their children, expectant mothers and loved ones.

“When I arrived and saw it in pieces, I thought the worst,” says new father  Miguel Angel Garcia.

Fortunately after waiting for an hour, authorities told him his wife and daughter were fine and had been taken to the Santa Fe hospital.

Other victims were being rushed to other area hospitals as families of patients and employees gathered outside the building, frantically demanding information about missing relatives.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

— Jordyn Shaffer