UPDATED: Firework explosion near Mexico City, death toll raised

UPDATED: Firework explosion near Mexico City, death toll raised

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The death toll of an illegal fireworks factory north of Mexico City is now raised to 24.

investigators say seven firefighters, police officers, and civil defense workers rushed to the scene of a first blast, only to be killed by three subsequent explosions.

This region produces many of the fireworks used on holidays throughout Mexico state, often illegally.

The Mexican Governor of that state promises a special campaign to prosecute clandestine workshops, train workers to a professional level and improve their work spaces.


MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities say fireworks explosions kill 17, injure 31 in city just north of capital.

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This story is still developing. Check back for updates. 

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