The noise was heard in the neighboring Tecamachalco, Huixcolotla, and Quecholac cities. Fire and Police brigades moved to the area to extinguish the fire and assist the victims, who were hospitalized for first and second-degree burns.
Interior Ministry and Public Security agents are already working to reconstruct the events, whose preliminary investigations indicate that it was due to an escape in a clandestine gunpowder workshop.
These events are frequent in central Mexico, where several legal and illegal establishments work the pyrotechnics. Their production increase at the end of the year due to Christmas celebrations.
Let’s check up on our neighbors:
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The most serious of such incidents occurred in Dec. 2016, when an explosion in Tultepec City killed 42 people. So far this semester, two other similar accidents have occurred. Their results, however, have not been so lethal.
The first explosion originated in a building used to store gunpowder also in the Tultepec, where two citizens died and four were injured.
The second accident occurred in a clandestine workshop in the Santa Maria Zacatepec town, where a woman was killed and eight citizens were injured.