Sunday, June 16, 2024

Fireworks explosion in Tultepec kills seven, injures eight

Seven people were killed early yesterday morning when a fireworks workshop exploded in Tultepec, México state.

Three people died at the scene of the blast at about 1:00am in the La Piedad neighborhood and four more died later of their injuries, said local authorities.

Eight more people, including four minors aged seven, nine, 15 and 16, were being treated in hospitals in neighboring towns of Cuautitlan, Zumpango and Coacalco.

The blast destroyed 12 vehicles and and 23 nearby homes, five of them severely.

Explosions in Tultepec, known for its fireworks industry, are not uncommon but this was the worst since December 2016 when 42 people were killed after an explosion in the local fireworks market.

Source: Animal Político (sp), Xinhua (en)

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