On Tuesday, a massive and multicolored explosion annihilated the Mexican firework marketplace, leaving behind a scorched wasteland.
Around 29 people are said to be killed with many injured during the blast.
The images on Television and internet showed a swirl of pyrotechnics exploding. A plume of dark smoke was also seen as swirl above the market.
It is said to be a third such blast in just over a decade to hit the famous marketplace in Tultepec, which is about 20 miles north from Mexico.
There are expected to be 300 retailers, and it is also the country’s largest marketplace in Mexico. The local media reported that there were 300 tonnes of fireworks at the marketplace at the time of explosion.
Eruviel Avila, Governor of the State Of Mexico said that 29 people are expected to be killed during the blast. The market was completely packed with the shoppers who were buying the fireworks for the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Video of Mexican Firework Blast
President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a tweet,
I offer my condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives in this accident and my wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.
The sirens wailed and a suffocating scent of gunpowder lingered in the air right after the explosion at the market. The smoke burned the shells of the vehicles that ringed perimeter of the site.
Around 10 Red Cross ambulance were sent to the site with a team of 50 paramedics. Firefighters also hosed down the still- smoldering areas of the market.
Mr. Puente asked people to stay at least 3 miles away from the marketplace to avoid hindering the rescue, as the site remained dangerous for sometime.