51 injured in factory explosion in N Mexico

Updated: 2013-10-25 10:02


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51 injured in factory explosion in N Mexico

An ambulance is seen parked outside a candy factory after an explosion in Ciudad Juarez October 24, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]

MEXICO CITY - At least 51 people were injured and 20 more missing in a explosion at a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, capital of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, local authorities said.

The Ciudad Juarez's Mayor Enrique Serrano said the explosion happened at around 2:00 pm (0800 GMT) local time at the company Blueberry's factory, located in the Industrial Park Benito Juarez bordering US state of Texas. He said that the injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

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