Fireworks Explosions Kill 19 In Mexico's Pyrotechnic Capital

At least 19 people were killed and dozens are injured after multiple explosions in Tultepec, Mexico.
Posted at 6:35 PM, Jul 05, 2018

At least 19 people are dead and 40 are injured after a series of explosions in the Mexican town of Tultepec. 

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency said there were multiple explosions at fireworks workshops. The Mexican government said some of the dead include those who were trying to help people hurt in the initial blast.

Tultepec is known as Mexico's pyrotechnic capital. Many people there make a living by selling and manufacturing fireworks. But deadly fireworks accidents have happened here before.

Last month, seven people were killed in a fireworks explosion. And around 40 people were killed after in an incident at a local fireworks market in 2016.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.