Blast at Mexico fireworks market kills 9

Mexico City, Dec 21 (IANS) An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City has killed at least nine people, police said.

Another 60 were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market on Tuesday, about 32 km outside the city, BBC reported.

Video from the scene showed smoke billowing from the area and blasts could be heard in the background.

The Mexico State Red Cross said 25 ambulances had been dispatched.

Locals have been told to avoid the area and keep roads clear.

State Governor Eruviel Avila said the top priority was to care for the injured, and officials had been dispatched to the scene.

–IANS

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