Fireworks market explosion in San Pablito, Mexico, 'leaves 70 people injured'

Fireworks market explosion in San Pablito, Mexico, 'leaves 70 people injured'
Fireworks market explosion in San Pablito, Mexico, 'leaves 70 people injured'
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21 December, 2016

An explosion has ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital.

A colossal explosion has torn through a Mexico City fireworks market, injuring at least 70 people, and potentially killing one person.

He also said that despite media reports of fatalities, there was no "official information" about any deaths as a result of the explosion.

The video was captured by friends of Lalo Gonzalez who then shared the video on Twitter.

At least sixty people are injured after an explosion at a large fireworks market near Mexico City
Fireworks market explosion in San Pablito, Mexico, 'leaves 70 people injured'

Video footage taken from a distance managed to capture the explosion, as a plume of smoke filled the air and fireworks went off in all directions.

Large amounts of smoke can be seen coming from the site.

Emergency services scrambled to the Tultepec Rocket Market soon after the blast at around 2.30pm local time. And in 2006, another fire destroyed hundreds of stands at the same market. The city's San Pablito Market saw another series of explosions in 2005, when fireworks exploded in the market's stalls.

We expect further details as this story develops.

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