The Latest: Prosecutor ups death toll to 26 in Mexico blast

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The Newest on an explosion at Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital. (all occasions native):

16:40 p.m.

The chief prosecutor of Mexico State says 26 individuals have been killed in an explosion that tore by way of a fireworks market close to Mexico Metropolis.

Alejandro Gomez is elevating the toll from Tuesday's blast from the earlier 9 lifeless, in feedback broadcast on native tv.

The explosion and hearth raged via the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, within the State of Mexico, within the afternoon because it was crowded with buyers shopping for fireworks for the vacations.

The blast leveled stalls and left rescue staff to comb by way of ash and charred metallic.

Comparable fires and explosions destroyed lots of of stands in two different incidents on the similar market in 2005 and 2006.