Mexico fireworks explosion

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Firefighters and rescue workers remove debris from the scorched ground of Mexico’s best-known fireworks market after an explosion explosion ripped through it, in Tultepec, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente told Milenio TV that dozens were hurt but he had no immediate report of any fatalities at the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, in the State of Mexico.

(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)


Dec. 21, 2016

– 00:45 — 27 people killed in explosion at fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, local emergency services say – Reuters

Twenty-seven people died and over 30 were injured on Tuesday by an explosion in a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, a senior civil protection official said.

The blast struck the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Mexico City, and local television showed a flurry of fireworks exploding as a massive plume of smoke rose above the market.