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Massive fireworks explosion at bonfire leaves 17 people hurt including children at Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico

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AT least 17 people including kids have been injured after a pile of fireworks exploded.
A crowd has gathered in Huejutla, Mexico, for a Day of the Dead celebration when the terrifying bonfire blast happened.
A crowd had gathered in Huejutla, Mexico, for a Day of the Dead celebration3A crowd had gathered in Huejutla, Mexico, for a Day of the Dead celebrationCredit: TwitterThe fireworks were set alight and exploded3The fireworks were set alight and explodedCredit: TwitterAt least 17 people were hurt in the blast3At least 17 people were hurt in the blastCredit: TwitterAuthorities said the incident on Sunday left at least 17 people injured.
Among those hurt were two pregnant women and three kids.
A pile of fireworks were set alight in the street and exploded, showering the surrounding crowd in sparks and explosions, the government said.
The Huejutla municipal government said residents of the village of Tehuetlan were celebrating the end of Xantolo, which is the Huasteca regional variant of the Day of the Dead.
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Its celebrations last beyond the normal November 1 to 2 observance.
Fireworks accidents are not uncommon in Mexico.
In September, one person died and 39 were injured when fireworks exploded during a festival in a town festival just west of Mexico City.

Story Credit: thesun.co.uk

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