Mexico Fireworks Market Explosion Leaves At Least 27 Dead And 70 Injured

Mexico Fireworks Market Explosion Leaves At Least 27 Dead And 70 Injured
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An explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital and at least 27 people died in the explosion, according to a local emergency services official.

The blast struck the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 20 miles north of Mexico City, also injured at least 70 others. It sent a huge plume of grey smoke billowing into the sky. There were reports children were also among the victims.

Isidro Sanchez, the head of Tultepec emergency services, said the death toll was preliminary as rescue workers scoured the site.

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