Mexico city explosion

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Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A massive fireworks explosion during a procession at a Mexican church killed eight people on Wednesday and left some 50 wounded, authorities said.

Two children aged 11 and 12 were among those killed in the accident, which occurred around dawn at the San Jose parish atrium in Tequisquiapan, some 145 km northwest of Mexico City.

Parishioners had donated the fireworks for a festival, but "something went wrong and they exploded," said Gabriel Bastarrachea, emergency response official for the state of Queretaro.
Source: DORRIS

Mexico city explosion Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Safety
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 8
Injured: 50

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