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mergency workers scour the charred still-smoking rubble in Tultepec, about 20 kilometers north of Mexico City where two fireworks blasts killed at least 24 people and injured dozens more on Thursday. One of the blasts was caught on camera by a man driving past. After a first explosion, firefighters, police and rescue workers on the scene were caught up in a second blast and officials say several of them were killed.
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It's the latest in the series of incidents at fireworks markets, workshops and depots in Tultepec, a town famous for its production of fireworks. In December 2016, several massive explosions in a local market killed around three dozen people.>>
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> Many times as fireworks manufacturers, we don't have these precautions to carry out tests with these materials.
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Some are unmarked, some are marked, others don't even have a percentage of degrees of the materials in them. This is what causes problems.>> After Thursday's blast, the head of Mexico civil protection agency said the sale of fireworks in the area would be suspended. And the permits of fireworks' makers would go under review.