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Four killed in Mexican fireworks blast

06 March 2017

At least four people were killed and nine were injured on Saturday in an accident at a fireworks manufacturing operation in the municipality of Tultepec in Mexico State, where in December an explosion at a firecracker market left 42 dead, officials told the EFE news agency.

Mexican roadside fireworks stand - Shutterstock
Mexican roadside fireworks stand - Shutterstock

Tultepec officials said two women and two children were killed in the blast at a home in the Jardines de Santa Cruz neighborhood of Tultepec, thought to have been an illegal fireworks factory or warehouse.

Last December, an explosion in the fireworks market in San Pablito, Tultepec, left 42 people dead, 26 at the scene of the explosions and the rest in hospitals, which made it one of the worst explosion tragedies in the country’s recent history.

Tultepec is popularly known as the National Fireworks Capital and has suffered a number of accidents in recent years. Between March 4-11, this town celebrates the National Fireworks Fair.

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