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Update: Explosion at Mexican Maternity Hospital Reportedly Kills at Least Three

From video footage.

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Update, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m.: Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says earlier official reports that at least seven people were killed in a hospital explosion were incorrect. Mancera said the mix-up occurred because officials mistook deaths for injuries, according to CNN.

The New York Times, meanwhile, is reporting that the most recent death toll is three people killed, with 54 people wounded, including 22 children.

Original post: Multiple outlets report that at least seven people have been killed, including four children, after an explosion during a gas delivery at a Mexico City maternity hospital. (Writes Reuters: “Many areas of Mexico City have no main gas supply, and rely on deliveries from gas trucks.”) More than 50 individuals have reportedly been injured, and a local official says the hospital’s nursery area has “practically collapsed.” Below, rescue workers at the scene.

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