Explosion Wounds 60 At Mexico Fireworks Market

At least 60 people have been wounded, with some possibly killed, following an explosion at a fireworks market in Mexico.

An explosion at a fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, Mexico City, injured at least 60 people.

The blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market, about 20 miles (32km) outside the city.

Local media have reported fatalities but officials declined to confirm this on the record. The Mexico State Red Cross said 25 ambulances had been dispatched.

National Civil Protection Co-ordinator, Luis Felipe Puente, said that despite media reports of fatalities, there was no “official information” about any deaths as a result of the explosion.

He also asked locals to avoid the area and keep the roads clear for emergency access.

State governor Eruviel Avila said the top priority was to care for the injured, and officials had been dispatched to the scene.

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