Around 11:30 a.m. (Central Mexico time), an explosion of a powder keg occurred in a fireworks workshop in the Espiritu Santo neighborhood, in the municipality of Metepec, State of Mexico; So far, the demarcation authorities have confirmed the death of a 38-year-old man.
Through its official Twitter and Facebook account, the Metepec City Hall He gave more details about the situation and pointed out that the place had “an alleged” permit from the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) for the handling of fireworks.
In addition to the above, they revealed that at home plumbing work has been done, acts that could be the first source of investigation to find the cause that caused the explosion. It was also reported that civil protection, firefighters and police personnel went to the shelter of the inhabitants of the area.
“The place was immediately cordoned off and the firefighters brought the fire under control a few minutes after the explosion; people from the Coordination of Civil Protection and the Metepec Fire Department and the Neighborhood Police supported protection and assistance to the inhabitants of the district“, could we read in the press release.
Subsequently, the municipal president of Metepec, Fernando Flores Fernández, spoke to the media encountered at the scene and judged that the explosion had not caused damage to nearby houses.
Moreover, he explained that the events occurred on the second floor of the property, where the man who died Thursday March 16 at noon worked; however, he pointed out that to date, no other injuries have been reported, despite the fact that structural damage was found on the affected property.
“We found a wall that said if you wanted to buy reports from the store, it says so. There is no damage to any of the (adjoining) houses, there is structural damage to the house where the explosion occurred, it was on the second floor, no one was injured. He (the deceased) was doing plumbing work“, he mentioned.
However, the news surprised on social networks because the cameras of the Control, Command, Communication, Computing and Quality Center (C5) of the Mexican territory They captured the exact moment the explosion happened..
Likewise, Internet users have indicated that the authorities went to the scene of the events because the inhabitants of the area began to report the event to the emergency number —911—. And it is that the column of smoke was seen from other municipalities like Toluca, Lerma and San Mateo Atenco.
It was January 1 when there was a loud explosion at the May Day market in Pachuca, Hidalgo. The accident happened on the outskirts of the property, located in the historic center of the city. Luckily no injuries were reported and merchants could be quickly evacuated.
State firefighters arrived at the market to carry out work and put out the fire. After the communication by the emergency bodies, on Morelos Street at the corner of Constitución Street there were seven fireworks set up when they were fired a lit cigarettewhich caused the explosion.
It should be recalled that before Christmas Eve, the state authorities Hidalgo conducted a security operation during which they searched a property in which they found several a lot of pyrotechnics, which was insured to prevent possible accidents, such as an explosion. During these actions, drugs were also found and the alleged perpetrators were arrested.
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