Scary Video Shows Explosions Happening at a Fireworks Market in Mexico

By Casey Chan on at

22 people have died and at least 70 have been injured after an explosion occurred at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, Mexico, a city north of Mexico City. The blast is especially terrifying because the thick smoke plume covers the entire market while fireworks were still catching fire and going off in every direction. Nearby homes were also damaged in the explosions and the scene remains dangerous, according to National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente.

Here are some photographs of the aftermath:

AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

[CNN]