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An explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital, leaving at least 36 people dead and 72 injured, including three children.

The blast on Tuesday afternoon destroyed most of the 300 stalls at the San Pablito Market in Tultepec.

Footage shows a huge plume of smoke billowing into the sky as thousands of fireworks went off.

Crescencia Francisco Garcia, who survived despite being in the middle of the market, said: ‘Everything was catching fire. Everything was exploding. The stones were flying, pieces of brick, everything was flying.’

Secondary explosions continued for more than an hour afterwards, BNO News reported. Rescuers could not enter the devastated market until the rockets stopped exploding.

Some of the injured have burns on 90 percent of their bodies and it is feared the death toll may rise.

Officials and civilians were seen carrying away one of the injured while fireworks went off in the background.

Many in Mexico traditionally celebrate holidays — Christmas and New Year as well as Cinco de Mayo — by setting off firecrackers and rockets.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4053294/Explosion-rips-fireworks-market-outside-Mexico-City.html#ixzz4TdKPLvih

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