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Child, two women hospitalized in San Diego after gas explosion at Tijuana apartment building

Explosion at Edificio Hipódromo
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Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-25 19:56:38-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Mexican authorities are investigating a gas explosion at an apartment complex that hospitalized at least three and displaced 150 people on Christmas Day.

The explosion happened around noon at the Edificio Hipódromo located at 12609 Col. Alba Roja in Tijuana, one mile south of the stadium Estadio Caliente.

This station’s Mexican media partner Televisa reports that the powerful blast caused damage to nearby homes and left debris strewn in the streets on opposite sides of the building.

Images from the scene show several windows and glass doors blown out, and collapsed ceilings inside some apartment units.

The three victims were described as a 2-year-old child and two adult females, ages 25 and 45.

All three were transported by San Diego Fire Rescue to UCSD Medical Center in the United States with second-degree burns. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

No other injuries were reported at this time.

The explosion prompted evacuation orders at the Edificio Hipódromo and nearby homes displacing 150 people, according to Televisa.