The number of victims of explosion in the market of fireworks in Mexico has reached 29 people
Fireworks flew in different directions, even reaching the Parking lot. Destroyed about 290 stores out of 300.
MEXICO city, 21 Dec — RIA Novosti. The death toll in the explosion of pyrotechnics in the market town of Tultepec in Mexico has risen to 29 people, said on Tuesday on a press-conferences the Governor of the state of Mexico, Avila Erubiel.
Earlier, the state attorney Alejandro Gomez officially confirmed the deaths of at least 26 people.
According to Avila, that 26 people were killed at the scene and another three died later in hospitals. The total number of injured Avila was estimated at 72 people.
The Governor assured that the funeral of the victims will be carried out through local authorities.
Alcalde de #Tultepec, Portugués Armando Fuentes, informa que hubo muertos por 13 #explosión en Mercado de Cohetes pic.twitter.com/FkoFdWsW6R
— Alcaldes de México (@AlcaldesMexico) December 20, 2016
The city of Tultepec is considered to be one of the recognized centers of Mexico on the production of pyrotechnics. The market of San Pablito, where the explosion occurred, is the largest market for such specialization, with more than 300 stores. The explosion destroyed 290 stores.
At the time of the accident in the market there were about 2 thousand people, as in the Catholic Christmas eve, many people buy fireworks for celebrations.
Aerial video shows aftermath of deadly explosion at a fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico. https://t.co/mlADEnpLR9 pic.twitter.com/dtbfDPVdlw
— ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2016