Video captures huge explosion at Mexican fireworks market

May 18, 2017 11:29 pm Last Updated: May 18, 2017 11:29 pm


Sometimes it’s good to remember that fireworks are bombs and can be very dangerous.

In December, 2016, a gigantic chain-reaction explosion ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market in Tultepec, killing more than 30 people and injuring dozens.

The dramatic video showed the blast sending streams of fireworks and huge clouds of smoke into the air.

This drone footage showed the extent of the destruction as emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Everyone could still hear a continuous stream of exploding fireworks.