Published On: Fri, Nov 27th, 2020

Explosion in Celaya leaves 5 injured (VIDEO)

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Celaya, Guanajuato (November 26, 2020).- An explosion at a fireworks street market was registered on Thursday, November 26th, at the Fovissste neighborhood of the city of Celaya, Guanajuato.

The explosion left at least five people injured, including a woman who suffered serious injuries to her legs, three children, and a man who is in serious condition. The incident occurred minutes before 7 pm at a post that had been installed between Ignacio Borunda and Manuel Orozco and Berra streets, where emergency units arrived to attend to the injured.

But the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) pointed out that the accident occurred at a clandestine pyrotechnic stand. In that business, they sold firecrackers, “palomas” and other explosive home-made products.

The head of the SSC, Miguel Ángel Simental, reported that “five injured people were transferred to the hospital, along with three minors in a green code, a woman in a yellow code and a man in a red code, the latter being the one that took the worst part of the explosion,” he explained. 

The woman had a shattered leg and the other seriously affected, with the risk of amputation of both limbs.

Rescue units, the Red Cross, Municipal Police, and Civil Protection transferred the injured to the hospital. 

Civil Protection agents put down a fire generated by the detonations and evacuated the merchants and visitors of the tianguis. 

The SSP reported that the damaged area was cordoned off, in order to save the evidence for the expert opinion of the Guanajuato State Attorney General’s Office, who will be in charge of the pertinent investigations to establish responsibilities.

San Miguel Times Newsroom

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