Mexico fireworks market blast kills at least 10, hurts scores

December 21, 2016 01:21


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At least 10 people died on Tuesday in an explosion at a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, a government official said, declining to provide his name as the death toll is still preliminary.

The blast struck the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles north of Mexico City, injuring at least 60 others, according to an official tally by emergency services which could rise.

Local television showed a flurry of fireworks exploding in all directions as a massive plume of smoke rose above the market.

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