At least 29 killed after fireworks market explodes north of Mexico City
TULTEPEC, Mexico – At least 29 people were killedTuesday in an explosion at a fireworks market in the city of Tultepec, the governor of the state of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, said.
Three minors will be transferred to a hospital in Texas for treatment for their extreme burns, officials said. An additional 72 people were injured.
Pyrotechnics are a major industry in Tultepec, about 25 miles north of Mexico City.
Emergency responders are at the scene and assessing the damage, Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico’s national civil protection agency, said.
Video from the explosion showed plumes of smoke in the air. Sirens could be heard in the background.
Photos from Red Cross Mexico showed the devastation and Red Cross paramedics on the scene.
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