Fireworks blast in Mexican city kills at least 28
At least 28 people were killed and 50 wounded in a fireworks blast on New Year's Eve in the Mexican gulf port of Vera Cruz, officials said, according to AFP.
Police and members of the public helped firefighters carry heavy hoses to the fire as they struggled to put out blazing cars, buildings and market stalls.
City fire spokesman Carlos Ortiz said 28 bodies were recovered and 50 people were injured, most from smoke inhalation. He PROJECTED the death toll to rise Wednesday. (Albawaba.com)
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