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New video shows explosion that injured multiple people in Tijuana

Posted at 2:38 PM, May 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-17 19:01:03-04

TIJUANA, México (KGTV) – An explosion in Tijuana left multiple people injured Tuesday morning, according to our media partner Televisa.

The explosion was reported around 9:30 a.m. in the Colonia Marrón in the Río Suchiate St., close to the Zona Río across the border from San Ysidro.

The Tijuana Fire Department arrived and found a building damaged, prompting 40 surrounding businesses to be evacuated.

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Firefighters said that one person was trapped in the basement of the building with first and second-degree burns. They were rescued and taken to the hospital.

In total, 28 people were injured in the explosion; four were seriously injured, six were moderately injured and 18 suffered mild injuries, according to the fire department.

Firefighters said the explosion was due to gas accumulation in a printing press, similar to an incident in 2018.

In total, six fire stations and 10 ambulances responded.