Multiple explosions at a fireworks market in a town north of Mexico City on Tuesday sent a cloud of smoke sky high and left dozens of people wounded, according to various reports.
Just before 3 p.m., a number of explosions reverberated around the center of the San Pablito pyrotechnic market in the municipality of Tultepec north of Mexico City.
Firefighters and civil-protection forces responded soon, and unofficial reports indicate that at least 40 and possibly more than 50 people were injured by the blasts. The explosions reportedly destroyed the majority of the 300 vendor stands.
It’s not yet clear what caused the explosions, but police, firefighters, paramedics, military units, and other authorities from surrounding municipalities reportedly mobilized to support officials in San Pablito.
Footage of the explosion can be seen below:
In 2006 and 2007 there were explosions that destroyed the entire market, but after those incidents security measures were introduced to prevent chain explosions.
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