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Fireworks explosion kills 24 and injured 49 in Mexico City MEXICO CITY — Twenty-four individuals, including a child, were killed and no less than 49 others were injured Thursday when two blasts tore through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City.

The dead included four firefighters and two cops who rushed to the scene after the main blast, just to be by killed by the second blast. In an initial statement said by the government of the State of Mexico, there were eight people from the town of Tultepec were killed, along with the six emergency personnel and two other people who hadn't yet been recognized. The state government later raised the loss of life to 24. First responders were also among the injured said by the government. Helicopters took the injured to several hospitals, and more than 300 police were sent to the scene. Many residents make a living by creating and selling homemade fireworks and explosions are a regular occurrence. In June, seven people were killed and eight others were injured in a blast in Tultepec. In December 2016, in an open-air fireworks market crowded with holiday shoppers a massive fire broke out killing several dozens of people. In other places in Mexico deadly fireworks explosions have also occurred. In 2002, a blast at a market in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz killed 29 people; in 1999, 63 people died when an explosion of illegally stored fireworks destroyed part of the city of Celaya; in 1988, a fireworks blast in Mexico City's La Merced market killed at least 68 people; and in 2013, a rocket struck a truck loaded with fireworks for a religious procession in Tlaxcala state, killing 17 people.


Security measures at firecrackers workshops and markets have been a matter of constant debate in Mexico. While regulations exist on the books, many continue making powerful firecrackers and bottle rockets and selling them to the public. Source: Click here | Top up online thru Recharge Mexico

Fireworks explosion kills 24 and injured 49 in Mexico City  

Twenty four individuals were killed and no less than 49 others were injured in a blasts through fireworks workshops.

Fireworks explosion kills 24 and injured 49 in Mexico City  

Twenty four individuals were killed and no less than 49 others were injured in a blasts through fireworks workshops.

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