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9 dead, 70 hurt in blast at Mexican fireworks market

7 months 6 days 19 hours ago Tuesday, December 20 2016 Dec 20, 2016 December 20, 2016 6:17 PM December 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

TULTEPEC - Mexican Federal Police say nine people have died and 70 more have been injured by an explosion that ripped through a fireworks market near the capital.

The Federal Police announced what it called a "preliminary" toll from Thursday's blast.

President Enrique Pena Nieto has sent his condolences to families of the dead via Twitter.

A fire engulfed the same market in 2005, touching off a chain of explosions that leveled hundreds of stalls just ahead of Mexico's Independence Day. A similar fire at the San Pablito Market also destroyed hundreds of stands in September 2006.

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