Mexico tests DNA of babies who survived blast in search for parents

January 30, 2015 11:10 PM

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Mexico tests DNA of babies who survived blast in search for parents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Plunged into chaos just hours after entering this world, nine babies found alive after a gas blast in a Mexican maternity hospital underwent DNA tests on Friday in a bid to reunite them with their parents.

Thursday's blast devastated the hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, sending a fireball into the air and killing a nurse and two infants. But dozens of people, including mothers and newborns, who were inside at the time survived, many cut by broken glass.

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