Mexico blast kills two in town hit by fireworks explosion

At least two dead and seven injured in blast in neighbourhood of Tultepec

The city of Tultepec was recently hit by a devastating explosion of a fireworks market. Photograph: Twitter

The city of Tultepec was recently hit by a devastating explosion of a fireworks market. Photograph: Twitter

 

An explosion in a building outside Mexico City on Saturday morning killed at least two people in the same town recently hit by a devastating explosion of a fireworks market, according to local media.

The building, in a residential neighbourhood of Tultepec in the State of Mexico, was destroyed by the blast that sent a large plume of smoke into the air, according to TV images.

Seven more people were injured according to emergency officials cited by local media. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

The blast occurred in the same town where a series of massive explosions destroyed a fireworks market in December and killed more than three dozen people.

Reuters