Candy Factory Explosion Injures 40, Kills 1

by Burke Speaker | October 25, 2013 10:33 am

Dozens were injured and at least one person diet at a candy factory explosion in the U.S.-Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

Of the 42 people who were reported injured, 11 of those were serious injuries.

Local media are reporting that one of the ovens that had been recently installed had exploded.

The explosion caused part of the roof to collapse at the Dulces Blueberry candy factory, according to local police.

From the Associated Press:[1]

The blast took place on the second floor of the Dulces Blueberry factory and caused the floor to collapse, injuring people working downstairs, said factory worker Ismael Bouchet.

“I was able to help five people who walked out of the building but as soon as they were out they went into shock and fainted,” he said outside the factory, which produces gummy bears, jelly beans, peach rings and other sweets.

There are still six workers who are reported missing.

The city is a hub for many manufacturing and other plants that ship goods and products to the United States.

Juarez is across the border from El Paso, Texas.

  1. From the Associated Press::

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