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Sep 29, 1999

Gas truck explosion in Succotz, five children injured

Five children were injured after a gas tank exploded in Succotz Village around twelve thirty this afternoon. According to reports, a gas truck had gone to the residence of Belarmino Itza to fill a tank. Around that time the children were coming home from school and as they entered the yard the tank exploded. At this time we do not know what caused the explosion or the extent of the children’s injuries. We were made to understand that the children were rushed to the Mopan Clinic.

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