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    Underground explosion hits Mexico garbage site

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    A massive explosion at a garbage dump outside the Mexican capital of Mexico City has left hundreds of homes damaged along with huge cracks in the ground.

    Officials say a build-up of methane gas under the garbage at the dump is to blame.

    As the local and state officials argue over who is to blame, the poor who live in the area struggle to rebuild.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports.