Mexico’s fireworks-market tragedy death toll rises to 35

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DUSHANBE, 23.12.2016. /NIAT Khovar/. The death toll from Tuesday's explosion at a fireworks market in central Mexico rose to 35 on Thursday, as two of those hospitalized succumbed to their injuries.

According to Xinhua news agency, some 36 people remain hospitalized, four in serious condition.

Due to the extent of the injuries, identifying the victims has not been easy, and two bodies remained unidentified, the state's government secretary, Jose Manzur, said in an update to the tragedy that has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Mexico.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the explosion, but have said they suspect a rocket ignited at one of the market's 300 stalls, sparking a chain reaction that destroyed virtually the entire complex.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan