Two dead and two injured after explosion in powder magazine in La Barca

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The explosion caused the total collapse of the house, claiming the lives of an adult woman and a minor man. TOOthers, a woman and a man, aged 54 and 32, respectively, were seriously injured and were taken to the La Barca Regional Hospital.

At the scene of the tragedy, municipal firefighters from La Barca, Jamay, Atotonilco and Ocotlán are working, along with officers from the Poncitlán Regional Command of the UEPCBJ. A cell of officers from the Guadalajara Central Command of the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) group has also been deployed.with rescue dogs to free victims trapped in the rubble and rule out the presence of more affected people.

The explosion affected four adjacent properties, which suffered structural damage.. UEPCBJ inspection personnel went to the site to carry out the corresponding expert reports and determine the habitability of the properties.

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Rescue work continues at ground zero, where state rescuers are in coordination with authorities from the three levels of government. The Mexican Army established a security perimeter, while the Federal Electricity Commission cut off the electricity supply in the area to avoid risks of ignition.

As a preventive measure, approximately 350 people were evacuated in a two-block radius around the site of the explosion.. The Interim Municipal President, Carmen Pantoja Vaca, announced the authorization of the municipal DIF multipurpose room as a temporary shelter for affected families.

As for the wounded, Authorities at the La Barca Regional Hospital reported that Guadalupe “N”, 32 years old, was taken out of unemployment, but her condition is extremely serious due to second and third degree burns on a large part of her body and affected airways. Ramón “N”, 64 years old, is also in serious but stable condition after receiving medical attention, so so far, the balance is two dead and two injured.

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