President Pena Nieto vows to rebuild Tultepec fireworks market

The market had contained up to 300 tons of fireworks, Mexican media reported.
The market had contained up to 300 tons of fireworks, Mexican media reported.

BBC

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has promised to rebuild an open-air fireworks market destroyed by a series of huge explosions on Tuesday.

Pena Nieto said he had made a commitment to help 300 artisans who had stalls at the San Pablito fireworks market and had lost their livelihoods.

The disaster in the city of Tultepec has killed 35 people and injured another 70.

The market has been burned to the ground three times in the past decade.

“We made a commitment to support everyone, the 300 stall owners of that market to recover and support them so that they can continue their activities next year normally,” said Pena Nieto during a visit to survivors in hospital.

The cause of Tuesday’s explosions is yet not clear.

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