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    At least 29 dead, dozens hurt in Mexican fireworks blast

    At least 29 people died and 50 others were injured after an explosion ripped through a popular fireworks market in Mexico, sending a massive plume of smoke into the sky as 10 Red Cross ambulances rushed to the scene.

    The governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, said at least 29 people were killed in the explosion that sent flames through the pyrotechnics booths at the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, about 20 miles north of Mexico City. At the time of the blast, the market was packed with shoppers buying fireworks for upcoming holiday celebrations.

    "Mexico is in mourning," Avila said in an interview with Foro TV.

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the blast and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

    Sirens wailed and a heavy scent of gunpowder lingered in the air after the afternoon blast at the market, where most of the fireworks stalls were completely leveled. The smoking, burned out shells of vehicles ringed the perimeter, and first responders and concerned local residents combed through the ashes. Firefighters hosed down still-smoldering hotspots.

    The Mexican Red Cross said it sent 10 ambulances with 50 paramedics.

    At least 29 dead, dozens hurt in Mexican fireworks blast

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the blast and wish the injured a speedy recovery.
    Gracias.

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    this firework market exploded in flames 10 years ago in a similar incident.

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    Poor market stall holders the profits where lost in the Big Bang.

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    That's three times now since 2005.
    You would think they would put some safeguards in place.

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