Latin America & Caribbean

In pictures: Mexico City hospital lies in rubble after gas truck explosion

Several people have been killed and dozens injured by the explosion of a gas truck at a maternity hospital in Cuajimalpa on the western edge of Mexico City.

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Image caption Rescue workers at the hospital building are looking survivors buried under the rubble
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Image caption The explosion ripped through the structure of the hospital building making it difficult to get to survivors
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Image caption Relatives and friends anxiously wait for news outside a police cordon around the scene
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Image caption The hospital building has been almost entirely flattened by the impact of the explosion
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Image caption Police reinforcement rushing to the site
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Image caption Given the scale of the destruction many relatives fear the worst