Mexico fireworks explosion kills at least 10, injures 60

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    A series of explosions tore through a fireworks market outside Mexico City on Tuesday, injuring scores and killing at least 10.

    Mexican officials said at least 60 people were injured by the blasts at the San Pablito Market in Tultepec, about 20 miles north of the capital. Reuters reported 10 deaths so far, according to an unnamed government official. A bystander caught the dramatic scene in a video posted to YouTube.

    Emergency responders flocked to the scene but were forced to wait for the chain-reaction explosions to die down before getting closer. Officials said a number of houses were damaged.

    Fireworks are popular in Mexico to celebrate holidays, such as Christmas and New Year’s. Similar explosions at the same market in 2005 and 2006 destroyed hundreds of vendors’ stalls.

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