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Devastation after fireworks explosion in Mexico kills at least 19

2018-07-05 20:42
Devastation in the Mexican muncipality of Tultepec, after two explosions at fireworks workshops on Thursday (July 5) killed at least 19 people, including rescue workers, and injured dozens more, officials said, in the latest deadly blast to hit a town known for its fireworks production. After a first blast Tultepec, just outside of Mexico City, fire-fighters, police and other rescue workers arrived at the scene when a second explosion occurred, the state government said in a statement. Luis Felipe Puente, the head of Mexico's civil protection agency, told local television there were at least 19 fatalities and 40 people injured. There has been a series of blasts at the fireworks markets, workshops and depots in Tultepec, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Mexico City, including a series of massive explosions in a market in December 2016 that killed around three dozen people.