Mexico fireworks blast: Bodies too charred to identify

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    Media captionA passerby captured the mass of pyrotechnics exploding into the sky

    The bodies of some of the 31 people killed in an explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City are so badly charred that neither their age nor gender can immediately be determined, the state prosecutor has said.

    Alejandro Gomez said that, so far, only 13 bodies had been identified.

    He said forensic experts were now carrying out DNA tests to identify the blackened remains of the dead.

    More than 70 people were also injured when the explosion happened.

    Among them were three badly burned children who are due to be taken to a hospital in the US for treatment.

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    Members of the public were left with the harrowing task of getting dead and severely injured people away from the scene of the blast

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    The site of the market resembled a wasteland on Wednesday

    The blast and accompanying series of smaller explosions caused devastation at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, located close to Mexico City. It is estimated…



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