14 die in Mexican fireworks explosion

Samarth Srivastava

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Published on 9 May 2017 4:18 PM GMT

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Mexico: At least 14, including five children, have died following an explosion in a fireworks warehouse in Mexico.

Apart from the 14 dead 22 people were injured, officials were quoted by the Independent online as saying.

The blast happened on Monday evening in a rural area of central Puebla state, Diodoro Carrasco, a senior state government official in Puebla state, told Cinco Radio.

The area is located around 200 km southeast of Mexico City.

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The incident comes just five months after more than 30 people were killed and 70 injured by a similar explosion in a fireworks market at the northern edge of Mexico City.

More than a dozen children suffered 90 per cent burns.

-With IANS inputs

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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