Intense explosions erupted in Tultepec Mexcio at a fireworks market approximately the size of a football stadium. The death toll stands at 29 people with as many as 70 rushed to the hospital for their injuries. (Stunning video below)
(CNN) Explosions ripped through a fireworks market north of Mexico City on Tuesday, killing at least 29 people and sending columns of smoke into the sky. Seventy-two people were injured, said Eruviel Avila, governor of the State of Mexico.
Three minors are expected to be transferred to a hospital in Galveston, Texas, for treatment of extreme burns after the blast in Tultepec, about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) north of Mexico City. Video captured flashes of fire and what appeared to be fireworks exploding. A witness told CNN that people ran for their lives. The death toll climbed throughout the evening. (more)