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One killed, 15 rescued from crumbled building after gas explosion

Puebla, Mexico — A gas explosion that leveled a home in the city of Puebla has left one man dead and at least 15 buried in the rubble. The 10:30 p.m. explosion shook the entire neighborhood block and leveled a two-story building after a private gas tank exploded.

At a press conference, the Government of Puebla Secretary, Ana Lucia Hill, reported the rescue of 15 people, 7 of whom, were transferred to hospitals. She said from the rubble, firemen pulled out six women and nine men.

Emergency responders reportedly stopped their search at 5:00 a.m., however, relatives have claimed that three people were still missing. Firemen then began the task of sifting through the rubble for a second time.

Governor Miguel Barbosa said that the search for the missing three will continue until they have exhausted all possibilities.