In the afternoon hours of this Thursday, October 20, a brutal explosion as a result of shock between a pipe with flammable material and the train, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The governor of Aguascalientes, Tere Jiménez, arrived in the neighborhood where, together with Leonardo Montañez, the municipal president, carried out the valuation of the damages registered after the explosion occurred on the vehicle bridge of the Mexico neighborhood, located south of the capital.
Various elements of Public Security and Civil Protection, both State and Municipal, as well as the Mexican Army and the National Guard, participated in the operation to safeguard citizens in transit and in the surroundings.
Brutal explosion in Aguascalientes after the collision of a pipe with the train
The preliminary report results in more than 100 affected homes, damage to natural gas lines, around 50 damaged vehicles and around 1,500 people evacuated from the risk area. In addition, three people were transferred to the Tercer Milenio hospital due to intoxication, however, they did not require hospitalization.
at the accident site the driver of the pipe was securedwho did not end up with serious injuries, this in order to determine responsibilities.
#LAST MINUTE | in the capital of #Aguascalientes, there has just been a crash of a unit that transported flammable material with a train, on Aguascalientes avenue; at least two thousand people were evacuated pic.twitter.com/StXZACbE0j
– Azucena Uresti (@azucenau) October 21, 2022
Jiménez recognized the work of the state and municipal emergency bodies, as well as the Mexican Army and National Guard, since so far there have been zero fatalities.
#Last minute ⭕ Pipe from PEMEX tried to beat the train on the low bridge of Colonia México and Casa Blanca. #Aguascalientes pic.twitter.com/ZK9Lp8A1fz
– Claudia Ávila (@Clau_Avis) October 20, 2022
70 to 80 houses as a total loss
Without light between 8 hours
An approximate of 50 cars destroyed
1500 people evacuated
Risk of bridge collapse. The fire reached a temperature of 800 degrees, the cars were red hot. #Aguascalientes I love you ❤️ God is with you pic.twitter.com/ehu8NvmE40
– Doña Say 🌍💫 (@esbsay) October 21, 2022
Both the governor and the municipal president reported that they are assessing the areaand that they will provide support to people who require it.
They asked citizens to stay away from the risk zone and wait for the indications of the Civil Protection authorities, who will determine the most opportune moment for those who wish to return to the zone to do so safely.
Behind the #burst between the pipe and the train in the México subdivision, dozens of homes and vehicles were affected. Civil Protection carried out the evacuation of people who live near the risk area. #Aguascalientes pic.twitter.com/xuCPvhRfhi
– Claudia Ávila (@Clau_Avis) October 21, 2022
People whose homes have been affected will be transferred to hotels to offer them safe conditions where they can rest.
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Font: The reporter