Explosions at fireworks workshops have left at least 19 dead and 40 injured outside Mexico City.
At least two blasts on Thursday rocked Tultepec, Mexico, a town known for producing homemade fireworks, Reuters reports. Four firefighters and two police officers responding to the first explosion were killed when a second went off, per a government statement reported by The Associated Press.
A huge set of fireworks explosions killed dozens in the same town back in December 2016, and a smaller blast killed seven last month, per The Guardian. The manufacturers' permits will be examined, an official told Reuters, as fireworks safety is a consistent problem in Mexico. Fireworks sales in the area, about 20 miles north of Mexico City, will be suspended.