Felipe Carrillo Puerto exploded in his home due to improperly stored dynamite
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Felipe Carrillo Puerto exploded in his home due to improperly stored dynamite

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, QR — The two-story house that exploded on 43rd Street in Felipe Carrillo Puerto on Monday was being used to store dynamite. Residents in the area called for help after hearing the brick building blow into pieces.

The explosion occurred around 3 p.m. Monday in Javier Rojo Gómez Colony, which was heard by residents several blocks away. Police and civil protection were sent to investigate, where they learned the house was being used to store dynamite.

The two-story concrete house was rented by a company that was a subcontractor of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) for Maya train construction projects.

According to early reports, the dynamite had been improperly stored (details were not provided). The explosion left only parts of one back wall intact. The rest of the house was blown to pieces. Only broken pieces of brick remained, which were found scattered around the area for several meters.

Felipe Carrillo Puerto exploded in his home due to improperly stored dynamite
Only part of the back wall remained of the two-story house.
Photo: July 8, 2024

Firefighters were also part of the emergency response team, as nearby trees and grass were ablaze when police arrived. Felipe Carrillo Puerto Fire Department and Civil Protection personnel continue to investigate the cause of the stored dynamite explosion.