An explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, outside Mexico City, left at least 26 dead and dozens more injured.
Mexican authorities say the death toll of the San Pablito fireworks market explosion could rise further because 12 people are still missing and body parts were found at the scene of Tuesday’s tragedy in Tultepec.
Late Wednesday, officials updated the list of dead to 33, a figure also announced by state Interior Secretary Jose Manzur in a local radio interview.
About 46 people remained hospitalized. Ten of the injured were minors, including one girl with burns over 90 percent of her body.
Juana Antolina Hernandez, who has run a stand for 22 years in San Pablito next to one operated by her parents, escaped the market in a mad dash when the explosions began Tuesday afternoon. The following day she was one of the disconsolate residents waiting outside a local morgue.