Friday, January 30, 2015

Mexican Hospital Explosion Victim Taken To Galveston Hospital

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Child victims of a hospital explosion in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday may be sent to a hospital in Galveston. - COURTESY
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  • Child victims of a hospital explosion in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday may be sent to a hospital in Galveston.

UPDATE: Shriners hospital spokeswoman Tammy Robbins confirmed this afternoon that one victim, an infant, of the explosion has arrived in Galveston.

Media reports indicate some of the nine infants injured in a Mexico City hospital explosion Thursday may be transferred to a Texas hospital.

According to the Global Post, Mexico Health Secretary Armando Ahued said, the babies, aged 1- to 7-days-old, were injured when a gas truck exploded, killing three.

Some of the infants may be transferred to Galveston, the Global Post reports. 

While the exact hospital isn't indicated in the story, the Shriners Hospital for Children specializes in treating burn victims and young burn victims are often transported there.

CNN reports three men operating the truck were arrested Friday afternoon, but charges they are facing weren't immediately available.

Here is a statement provided by Shriners Hospital for Children:

Galveston has received a child who sustained burn injuries in yesterday’s explosion at the Cuajimalpa Maternity Hospital in Mexico City. In compliance with patient privacy statutes, we are unable to confirm the details of this child’s injuries or release the child’s personal information.

We have been working closely in conjunction with our healthcare colleagues from ABC Hospital in Mexico City in a collaborative effort to care for this young child.

As more information becomes available, our staff will provide updates to members of the media.

Our staff members empathize with the citizens of Mexico City and all who are affected by this tragic accident. We send our thoughts and prayers especially to those providing care for the survivors.


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