VIDEO SHOWS Moments of Mexico Firework Market explosion; 31 killed

Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:14:35

An explosion ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital on Tuesday, killing at least 31 people, injuring scores more and sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky.

Alalam - Mexico

The blast levelled the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec in the middle of the afternoon as it bustled with shoppers stocking up on fireworks to celebrate Christmas and New Year's, reducing vendors' stands to piles of rubble, ash, and charred metal.

It was the third devastating explosion and fire to ravage the market since 2005.