Explosion at Mexican fireworks warehouse kills 14

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

London [UK], May 9 (ANI): More than a dozen people, including at least five children, were killed following an explosion in a fireworks warehouse in Mexico. According to the Independent, officials said that the death toll stands at 14 and 22 people were injured. The blast occurred yesterday evening in a rural area of central Puebla state located around 200 km south-east of Mexico City. Dozens of people were preparing for the annual feast of their patron saint on 15 May when a rocket launched outside, fell on top of a warehouse containing pyrotechnics for the festivities and triggered an explosion. Five months after more than 30 people were killed and 70 injured by a similar explosion in a fireworks market at the northern edge of Mexico City. (ANI)