An explosion at the FES Zaragoza UNAM’s facility left a balance of three people injured, confirmed Civil Protection of Mexico City.
“Emergency teams are working to put out the fire that broke out in Battle 5 de Mayo and Fuerte de Loreto, Col. Ejército de Oriente, Iztapalapa mayor’s office, inside a laboratory of the FES Zaragoza.
Paramedics carried out the transfer of 3 injured people to the hospital,” said Civil Protection.
Equipos de emergencia laboran para sofocar el incendio que se suscitó en Batalla 5 de Mayo y Fuerte de Loreto, Col. Ejército de Oriente, @Alc_Iztapalapa, al interior de un laboratorio de la FES Zaragoza. Paramédicos de la #UGIRPC realizaron el traslado de 3 lesionados al hospital pic.twitter.com/4aKaoct3Ku— Secretaría de Gestión Integral de Riesgos y PC (@SGIRPC_CDMX) March 21, 2022
Minutes later, the authorities reported that the fire was controlled by firefighters from Mexico City and the cooling work was continuing.
In addition, the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management stated that the incident occurred as a result of the accumulation of L.P. gas. by a leak in the laboratory facility, causing an explosion and secondary fire.