One person killed and another injured, was the balance of an explosion registered, on the afternoon of Monday, August 3, 2021, at the alcohol distillery of the La Gloria sugar mill, in the municipality of Úrsulo Galván, Veracruz.
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The accident caused the mobilization of emergency bodies and firefighters from the municipalities of La Antigua and Úrsulo Galván, who intervened in the tower where the explosion was generated, presumably due to the accumulation of gases.
“In one of the cooling towers it was the explosion, we suppose it was due to the generation of gases produced by alcohol and the work of the workers. There is no pipe, it was the cooling tower, from there you can see what caused this explosion ”, reported Alberto Aragón, Municipal Agent of La Gloria.
The Ministry of Public Security of Veracruz reported that, due to the explosion, the facilities of the mill were guarded by elements of the corporation.
Experts from the Veracruz Attorney General’s Office began the proceedings at the site to determine the causes of the accident and the removal of the person who died as a result of the explosion.
The injured person was transferred to a hospital in Ciudad Cardel for care for burns to the body, it is reported as stable.
The first reports indicate that the incident took place in the factory’s alcohol distillery.
The officers maintain support and assistance activities for the affected personnel.
— SSP Veracruz (@SP_Veracruz) August 30, 2021
With information from Pedro Morales