The gas station exploded at a gas station in Mexico’s capital of Mexico City on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds more, authorities said.
The explosion was the largest in Mexico since the 2008 earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people.
The blast was triggered when the gas pump blew, causing an explosion that was so loud it shook the ground, said Carlos Aguilar, Mexico’s interior minister.
Aguilar told reporters that the blast was “tragic and shocking.”
The cause of the explosion was still under investigation.
Authorities said that the cause of Saturday’s explosion was not yet known.
The gas pump in the plaza next to the Plaza de las Americas, a large shopping center, was not damaged.
The station is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Mexico’s central city of Mexicoac, in a heavily industrial area.
Authorities have said that there is no indication of explosives.