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24 killed in Mexico fireworks depot blast

Mexico City, Jul 6 (IANS) | Publish Date: 7/6/2018 11:48:58 PM IST
The death toll in a series of explosions at a fireworks depot in Mexico has risen to 24 with more than 40 people injured, authorities said.
The blasts ripped through a factory in La Saucera, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Tultepec town, on Thursday. The first one occurred around 9.30 a.m. while the second explosion occurred minutes later when police and rescue workers arrived to help the victims, the BBC reported. 
Authorities said the casualties included four firefighters, five policemen and a minor, the BBC reported. Tultepec, about 30 km from Mexico City, is known for its fireworks production.

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