Child, two women hospitalized in San Diego after gas surge at Tijuana apartment structure
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Mexican authorities are examining a gas surge at an apartment complex that hospitalized at least three people and displaced 150 people on Christmas Day.
The surge took place around midday at the Edificio Hipódromo situated 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 effective blast caused damage to nearby homes and left particles strewn in the streets on opposite sides of the structure.
Images from the scene reveal windows and glass doors blown out, and collapsed ceilings inside some apartment or condo systems.
The three victims were described as a 2-year-old kid and two females, ages 25 and 45.
All three were transported by San Diego Fire Rescue to UCSD Medical Center in the United States for 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 close-by homes displacing 150 individuals, according to Televisa.