A gas pipe, in the customs building, sustained a 1 inch fracture, which exploded and effected three stories of the customs building originating in the Tax office of the ground floor.
Yesterday morning, an explosion rocked the area of the Eagle Pass/Piedras Negras bridge number 2 of the Mexican POE. For most of the day, authorities reported not knowing the cause, however in the evening they attributed the explosion to a gas leak,resulting in the explosion that left 6 injured and 1 dead in the balance. The deceased is said to be a child, however in other accounts, she is described as a female adult.
AP was told a different story, that it may be "an accumulation of gas", no mention of a one inch crack in a pipe, and it was in the dormitory, not in the Tax office.
Meanwhile in Acuña
Approximately 3 weeks ago, the international bridge, that separates the Coahuila city of Acuña and the Texas city of Del Rio, was closed from 10AM to 5PM, because of explosives found. Word is, and mind you "no pasa nada en Acuña", as there is a blackout on most news such as this, however people that are reliable say a couple who was detained. Upon search of their home, explosive were discovered. This part of the story is not verifiable, the explosives at the bridge is.
Update: (thank you to the reader sending in information)
From Diario Coahuila
Experts say baloney to the “gas accumulation: theory and the fractured pipe is not even mentioned…….
Experts of the National Gas Company of Piedras Negras (Conagas) denied that the explosion at the offices of the Tax Administration of Customs border town that has been caused by "gas accumulation."
Immediately after the explosion, the company staff moved to the scene to begin an inspection with specialized equipment that measured the levels of gas in the building where the explosion occurred, said Morris Libson, Conagas manager, a local newspaper .
Experts ruled out the theory, he said, that the explosion was due to gas accumulation, because it was not detected in either the ground floor or the second floor of the building.
Also "nearby buildings such as the Customs Agency Benito Martinez, El Mirador shopping center and the office were tested and levels of accumulation of gas were found to be Zero.
Side note: there is a heavy presenter of GATE and the Mexican Navy in PN since yesterday.
Thanks to "Pilot" for the image-