Death toll rises to 35 in Mexico fireworks blasts

2016-12-23 09:44
(Pablo Spencer, AP)

(Pablo Spencer, AP)

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Tultepec - The death toll in a fiery wave of blasts at Mexico's largest fireworks market has risen to 35, authorities say as mourners held funerals for people killed in the tragedy.

The toll rose as a woman and a child died in hospital, the government of the state of Mexico said.

Of the 60 hurt in the explosions in Tultepec outside Mexico City on Tuesday, some remain in critical condition.

At the time of the blast the market was packed with customers buying pyrotechnics for traditional year-end festivities.

Christmas and New Year parties in many Latin American countries often wrap up with a fireworks free-for-all.

The investigation into the cause of the explosions continues.

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