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Two dead after gas blast at Mexican maternity hospital

Two dead after gas blast at Mexican maternity hospital
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In Mexico, a maternity and children’s hospital has been ripped apart by a powerful gas tank truck explosion.

The initial death toll has been revised down from seven. Officials now report one woman and a child have been killed and dozens more hurt.

The cause remains unknown. The blast destroyed a large part of the building and sent a massive column of smoke over the area on the western edge of Mexico’s capital.

Authorities say they’ve managed to transport some patients to other hospitals; but a search and rescue operation is ongoing as it’s very likely that many are buried under the rubble.

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