Fireworks blasts leave at least 19 dead outside Mexico City

Firework warehouse explosion Mexico City.
(Image credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us