EFEXalapa, Mexico

A gas explosion at a butcher shop in Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, killed one person and injured nine other people over the weekend, officials said.

The explosion, which occurred around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, damaged 19 dwellings in Xalapa's Felipe Carrillo Puerto district, the Veracruz Attorney General's Office said.

A gas leak triggered the blast, completely destroying the butcher shop and shattering the windows of nearby dwellings, the AG's office and Xalapa government officials said.

The explosion killed a man who was walking near the butcher shop.

The nine people injured by the blast, all of whom lived in nearby dwellings, were hospitalized and listed in stable condition on Sunday.

The explosion occurred just four days after a similar blast killed two babies and a woman, and injured 72 other people at a Mexico City maternity hospital.

The blast at the Mexico City hospital was caused by gas leaking from the hose of a tanker truck supplying the medical facility in the western part of the capital.