TULTEPEC, Mexico – At least 29 people died Tuesday in an explosion at a fireworks market in the city of Tultepec, the governor of the State of Mexico, Eruviel Avila, told CNN.
Three minors will be transferred to a hospital in Texas for treatment for their extreme burns, officials said. An additional 72 people were injured.
Pyrotechnics are a major industry in Tultepec, which is about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) north of Mexico City. Emergency responders are at the scene and assessing the damage, Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico's national civil protection agency, told CNN affiliate FOROtv.
Video from the explosion showed plumes of smoke in the air. Sirens could be heard in the background.
Photos from Red Cross Mexico showed the devastation and Red Cross paramedics on the scene.
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