Pemex pipe collides in Picacho-Ajusco; 600 people evacuated

MEXICO CITY.

About 600 people were evacuated this Thursday afternoon at Colonia Jardines en la Montaña, after a Pemex pipe collided with the base of a pedestrian bridge in the Picacho Ajusco road on the corner with Pico de Turquino, Tlalpan mayor’s office.

Personnel from the Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection of Mexico City traveled to the area of ​​the accident to assess the situation and identified the hydrocarbon leak.

The Pemex pipe also impacted a private vehicle, causing a crack in the container.

For security reasons, at first 100 workers from the Federal Judicial Council and the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection were evacuated, later the SGIRPC reported that the number of evicted people increased to 600.

Personnel from the Water System of Mexico City (Sacmex) supports with a mobile laboratory to carry out explosivity readings in the drainage network. In addition, the Civil Protection unit of the Tlalpan mayor’s office was requested to provide sand to confine the spilled hydrocarbon.

The incident provoked the mobilization of emergency services, so the population was asked to allow them to pass and avoid the area.

Through his Twitter account, the SSC Road Counselor informed motorists about the vehicular accident, while suggesting to consider Road to Santa Teresa and Avenida Insurgentes as road alternatives.

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