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Gas truck explodes outside Mexico City children's hospital, leaving dozens injured

  • In this video frame grab image taken from Milenio TV via APTN, police look at the scene where a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. At least two persons reported dead and dozens injured. (AP Photo/Milenio TV via APTN)

    In this video frame grab image taken from Milenio TV via APTN, police look at the scene where a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. At least two persons reported dead and dozens injured. (AP Photo/Milenio TV via APTN)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this video frame grab image taken from Milenio TV via APTN, shows police where a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. At least two persons reported dead and dozens injured. (AP Photo/Milenio TV via APTN)

    In this video frame grab image taken from Milenio TV via APTN, shows police where a gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. At least two persons reported dead and dozens injured. (AP Photo/Milenio TV via APTN)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescue workers comb through the rubble of a children's hospital after a gas truck exploded, in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The powerful explosion shattered the hospital on the western edge of Mexico's capital, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Rescue workers comb through the rubble of a children's hospital after a gas truck exploded, in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The powerful explosion shattered the hospital on the western edge of Mexico's capital, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  (The Associated Press)

A gas tank truck exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, leaving much of it in ruins. At least one person was reported dead and dozens injured.

Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera told MVS radio that the body of a woman was found inside the hospital and many people were injured by flying glass. He earlier told the Televisa network that at least 54 people were injured, 22 of them children.

The explosion sent a column of smoke billowing over the area in western Mexico City and television images showed much of the hospital collapsed, with firefighters trying to extinguish fires. Mancera said the heaviest damage was near the hospital's loading dock.

Borough chief Adrian Rubalcava said the injured were being taken to a nearby hospital, but the area had insufficient ambulances.

Rubalcava said, "the most worrisome is the collapse of a large part of the hospital."