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Gas explosion at Mexico maternity hospital kills at least seven

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 01:03

At least seven people, including three children, are killed when a gas explosion destroys parts of a maternity hospital in Mexico City. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Emergency crews in Mexico City examine the mangled rubble of a maternity hospital after a massive gas explosion. It happened in the west of the city, after a leak from a gas truck ignited, destroying a large part of the hospital, and leaving at least seven people dead, including three children. Amazingly, several babies were found alive from under the concrete and twisted metal. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) EMILIANO LARA, WITNESS, SAYING: "We got four nurses and two babies out. There were six babies. There are two left. Unfortunately, they're focusing on the demolition and not to the rescue of survivors." The city's mayor says dozens of women and children were evacuated from the site, some with cuts from broken glass. President Enrique Pena Nieto voiced his sadness and solidarity with the families of the victims, via Twitter. Many areas of the Mexican capital have no main gas supply, and rely on deliveries of gas from trucks -- trucks like the one that exploded and brought down the hospital.

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Gas explosion at Mexico maternity hospital kills at least seven

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 01:03