An explosion at a fireworks market outside Tultepec, Mexico has left at least 27 dead and many more injured, the city’s director for civil protection said.
The explosion took place at the San Pablito Market, an open-air market famous for its fireworks shortly before 3 pm, local time. Many of the victims, which included children and a pregnant woman, reportedly sustained serious burns. Photographs from the scene show the market destroyed, with a thick cloud of smoke hanging above the neighborhood. Tultepec, located outside Mexico City, is famous for its fireworks industry and annual fireworks festival. The city’s San Pablito Market saw another series of explosions in 2005, when fireworks exploded in the market’s stalls. Read more at REFORMA.