Santiago de Anaya, Hgo. Three dead and two injured is the preliminary toll of the explosion of a workshop dedicated to the manufacture of pyrotechnic devices located in the town of La Blanca, municipality of Santiago de Anaya, Hidalgo.
The emanation of smoke caused by the explosion and coming from a house set up as an artisanal factory for gunpowder devices could be seen for several kilometers around.
According to the first reports, the explosion occurred around 2 p.m. this Tuesday.
When Civil Protection elements arrived at the scene, they initially rescued three people alive, but one died while receiving first aid.
Two bodies were found among the rubble of the building.
The two injured survivors were urgently admitted to the Actopan General Hospital. Your health status is reported as severe.
La Blanca, located about 60 kilometers northwest of Pachuca, is a community located in the municipality of Santiago de Anaya, in the Mezquital Valley.
It is a town where, by tradition, its inhabitants dedicate themselves to making rockets, castles, and fireworks used in patron saint festivals.
It is unknown whether the workshop operated with permission from the Ministry of National Defense for the use and storage of gunpowder or operated clandestinely.
It is the third accident caused by explosives in the entity so far this year.
On September 16 in Chapulhuacán, an explosion occurred caused by rockets sheltered in a canteen, which caused the death of two people and injuries to nine others.
Two days later, on September 18, a fireworks workshop exploded in the municipality of Jaltocán, resulting in the death of a young woman along with her baby and injuries to three other people.