Clean-up efforts resume following deadly blast in Mexico
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 01:23
Clean-up efforts are underway in Mexico City where a gas truck explosion ripped through a maternity hospital while, Thursday afternoon, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto visited victims of the blast. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Mexico City woke up Friday to the sounds of clean-up efforts after a deadly gas truck explosion.
Crews spent the morning digging through the wreckage of the maternity hospital and looking for more survivors.
Thursday's blast killed at least three people, including two young children, and injured more than 70 people.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL RESIDENT, DAVID MERCADO, SAYING:
"It's sad for the families of the babies, considering that there are mainly babies there, it's an enormous sadness for the families because they had the great joy of receiving a human being and suddenly this happens - it's horrible."
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto visited victims in an area hospital Thursday.
He and his wife went room to room to give their condolences.
(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICO'S PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO SAYING:
"We were happy to see children who were in good condition, the mothers with some with bruises but , in general terms, I think they're good, and we also saw some children who were in more critical condition. We hope and support a good recovery for all the people who were affected or injured."
Officials say a leak in a hose from the gas truck was believed to have triggered the explosion.
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