Gas blast kills 4 in Mexico City suburb famous for fireworks
The local Red Cross says the explosion was “apparently due to a gas build-up.”world Updated: Mar 05, 2017 09:18 IST
Four people were killed in an explosion at a home in a Mexico City suburb on Saturday where a massive blast in a fireworks market left dozens dead in December.
The Mexico state government identifies the victims as two women ages 25 and 26 and two children ages 6 and 11. Six others were hospitalized for injuries from cuts to severe burns.
The local Red Cross says the explosion was “apparently due to a gas build-up.”
The Saturday morning blast took place in a residential neighbourhood of Tultepec, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the San Pablito fireworks market.
Many Tultepec residents make a living from the manufacture and sale of fireworks. It was not immediately clear whether there was explosive material at the residence that could have exacerbated the effects of the explosion.
A series of massive explosions destroyed a fireworks market in Tultepec in December and killed more than three dozen people.