Four fuel containers explode; causes terror in Matamoros

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A strong explosion with fire of four hydrocarbon containers shook part of the northeast area of ​​Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which caused the evacuation of neighbors and a public secondary school.

The ground shook, it was quite strong, we are three blocks away,” said Alfredo Castro, a resident of the Ampliación Las Fuentes neighborhood, located near the Matamoros-Reynosa highway.

The accident occurred on Wednesday at 9 in the morning at the trailer company Transportes Nari, SA de CV

First it was a very strong one, the big one, the one that shook the earth.”

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What we did was leave the house, we ran to the square,” said another witness.

The management of the Professor Antonio Rodríguez Torres secondary school ordered the evacuation of 700 students.

Most of the inhabitants went to take refuge in the main square of the colony.

Rolando Cabrera Barraza, chief of operations of the Eighth Motorized Cavalry Regiment of the Mexican Army, ruled out injuries and announced that the suspected explosion was a short circuit in one of the trucks.

He confirmed that in total there were four containers in which diesel, gasoline and other hydrocarbons were transported.

The heat affected a still certain number of trucks.

Due to the magnitude of the incident, the DNIIII plan was applied until the work was completed.

Civil Protection and firefighters began the corresponding investigations to confirm the causes and determine responsibilities.


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