The Ministry of Civil Protection of the State of Veracruz, in a statement on its Twitter account, announced that an explosion occurred in the province’s Agua Dulce region at around 15.00 local time yesterday, while the leak in the pipeline was intervened.
The ministry shared the information that at least 19 people were injured in the incident where the fire broke out after the explosion.
19 people, most of whom were diagnosed with first-degree burns, were admitted to hospitals in Agua Dulce and Nanchital in the explosion and subsequent fire.
After the fire, firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.
In a statement on the subject, Veracruz State Civil Protection Minister Guadalupe Osorno Maldonado stated that the people in the explosion area were evacuated to the nearest town last night as part of security measures.
Local media reports claimed that the fire still continued, while the ministry noted that repairs were ongoing in the area and security measures were being taken.
On the other hand, it is stated that the investigation initiated into the explosion continues.