Mexico City.- The explosion due to accumulation of gas in an apartment building in the Benito Juárez Mayor’s Office claimed the life of one person.
The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported on the death of one of the injured.
“With deep sadness, I inform that one of the people injured by the explosion in Av. Coyoacán unfortunately lost his life. We are in contact with the family to provide all the support that is necessary,” the President wrote on her Twitter account.
Another 21 people were injured by the strong explosion that left damage to the new apartments located at Number 1909 on Avenida Coyoacán, on the corner of Avenida Universidad, in Colonia Acacias.
Previously in a message to the media, Sheinbaum announced, together with the head of Civil Protection, Myriam Uzúa Venegas, in the area of the accident, that at least six injured were taken to hospitals.
He indicated that two people with Covid were taken to the Enrique Cabrera Hospital.
Meanwhile, most of the surrounding buildings were evacuated and a security perimeter of a block around was established to avoid risks.
The president of the capital announced in an inspection of the area that the property where the explosion occurred does not present structural damage to the naked eye, however, she specified that the results of the expert opinions are still awaited.
“The National Construction Institute is going to do the review, together with experts from the Prosecutor’s Office. It does not seem that there is structural damage, but it will be reviewed anyway,” he explained.
In addition, he announced that the building was insured and the company will take charge of housing the 63 families that lived there in another place.