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Mexico: At least 24 dead in Tultepec pyrotechnic depot blasts02:33

Mexico: At least 24 dead in Tultepec pyrotechnic depot blasts

Mexico, Tultepec
July 6, 2018 at 03:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 24 people were killed and over 40 were injured in a series of explosions at a fireworks depot in Tultepec on Thursday.

According to authorities, there were four explosions within an hour.

"I was there when I heard the first explosion. Everything shacked tremendously," said one witness.

According to local media, the biggest blasts occurred as police and fire fighters arrived at the scene and there are emergency workers reported among the casualties.

This is not the first time Tultepec witnesses such a tragedy.

Last June, seven people were killed in a pyrotechnics clandestine workshop.

In 2016, about 42 people were killed in the town's San Pablito market.

In 2006, another explosion injured several people and destroyed the market.

Tultepec has a 200-year tradition of manufacturing pyrotechnics, and hosts an internationally known fireworks festival every year.

Mexico: At least 24 dead in Tultepec pyrotechnic depot blasts02:33
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At least 24 people were killed and over 40 were injured in a series of explosions at a fireworks depot in Tultepec on Thursday.

According to authorities, there were four explosions within an hour.

"I was there when I heard the first explosion. Everything shacked tremendously," said one witness.

According to local media, the biggest blasts occurred as police and fire fighters arrived at the scene and there are emergency workers reported among the casualties.

This is not the first time Tultepec witnesses such a tragedy.

Last June, seven people were killed in a pyrotechnics clandestine workshop.

In 2016, about 42 people were killed in the town's San Pablito market.

In 2006, another explosion injured several people and destroyed the market.

Tultepec has a 200-year tradition of manufacturing pyrotechnics, and hosts an internationally known fireworks festival every year.

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