Candy factory explosion death toll now at 6

Rio Grande Digital

A sixth worker has died of injuries he suffered in the Oct. 24 explosion at a Juárez candy factory, according to news reports.


José Inés García García, 19, died early Tuesday in a Guadalajara hospital. He was among dozens injured when an explosion ripped apart the Sunrise Confections plant, also known as Blueberry Candy Factory.

Garcia initially was taken to a Juárez hospital but was transferred by air ambulance on Oct. 29 to Guadalajara to receive specialized care for his injuries, mainly severe burns, according to El Diario de Juárez.



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