Explosion rips fireworks market outside Mexico City

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An explosion has ripped by way of Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital.

Pictures broadcast by Milenio TV on Tuesday afternoon present an enormous plume of smoke billowing into the sky above the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, within the State of Mexico.

There was no speedy official phrase on attainable accidents.

In 2005, a fireplace engulfed the identical market, touching off a sequence of explosions that leveled tons of of stalls simply forward of Mexico's Independence Day. An analogous hearth on the San Pablito Market additionally destroyed tons of of stands in September 2006.

Many in Mexico historically rejoice holidays — together with Christmas and New Yr's — by setting off noisy firecrackers and rockets.