Massive Explosion in Juarez
POSTED: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 6:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm
JUAREZ--- A massive explosion in Juarez destroyed three homes and one man is in the hospital with severe burns on almost his entire body.
It's a story NewsChannel 9 first brought you at 5:30 p.m.
It was all caused by a gas leak inside one of the homes in South Juarez, firefighters said.
Juan Jose Bital, 28, was in one of those homes and now has burns to more than 80 percent of his body.
We're told the situation at his home could have been much worse if his wife and two kids were there when it happened.
Fortunately, they were away with relatives.
29 other homes were also damaged by the explosion.