MEXICO CITY (May 15, 2014) Two people died and seven more were injured Thursday in a gas explosion at a shopping center in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, the Tamaulipas state's government said
The explosion caused a portion of the Valle del Vergel shopping center to collapse, the statement said.
Authorities said an accumulation of gas caused Thursday's explosion.
Rescuers continued to search for trapped shoppers and workers.
Reynosa, an industrial city, has been the scene of gun battles between drug cartel members and federal forces in recent months.