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Afire­works mar­ket lies in ru­ins a day af­ter an ex­plo­sion at the San Pablito Mar­ket in Tultepec, on the out­skirts of Mex­ico City. At­ten­tion on Wed­nes­day fo­cused on ap­par­ent lax se­cu­rity that al­lowed ven­dors to dis­play dan­ger­ous wares in pas­sage­ways be­tween stalls. Health Sec­re­tary Ce­sar Gomez Monge of the state of Mex­ico said an­other vic­tim died in a hospi­tal, rais­ing the fa­tal toll to 33. About 45 peo­ple re­mained hos­pi­tal­ized; five are fight­ing for their lives, he added. Ten of the in­jured were mi­nors, in­clud­ing one girl with burns over 90 per­cent of her body.

Chris­tian Palma, The As­so­ci­ated Press

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