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Fireworks Blast Kills at Least 5 in Mexico

October 19, 1999|Associated Press

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — An explosion in a candy store illegally selling fireworks killed at least five people Monday in the border city of Nuevo Laredo--the country's second fatal fireworks accident in a month.

The explosion occurred in the late afternoon in the residential neighborhood of Colonial Mirador in the western part of the city, across the border from Laredo, Texas.

A Sept. 26 explosion at a candy store that also sold fireworks illegally in Celaya, 120 miles northwest of Mexico City, killed 63 people and injured hundreds.

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