Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photos: Explosion At Mexico Fireworks Market Kills 27, Injures More Than 70

A huge explosion has ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market, reportedly killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 70. Video uploaded to social media showed fireworks exploding as a massive plume of smoke billowed into the sky above the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, north of Mexico City.

Drone footage shared in the aftermath of the explosion showed smoke rising from scorched firework stalls.

Luis Felipe Puente, head of national emergency services, said at least 70 were injured and the number could rise.  He also said some nearby homes had also been damaged.

Mr Puente urged people not to come within three miles (five kilometers) to avoid more danger.

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