Mexico Fireworks Market Explosion Victims
By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
At least 33 people were killed and scores more injured Tuesday, Dec. 20, in an explosion at a fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, according to multiple news sources.
The news about the deaths came in a tweet from Mexico’s federal police.
Pyrotechnics are a major industry in Tultepec, which is about 25 miles north of Mexico City. Emergency responders are at the scene and assessing the damage, Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico's national civil protection agency, told CNN affiliate FOROtv.
The Red Cross in Mexico posted photos of the scene. Red Cross paramedics were assisting the wounded.
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