Seventeen injured in massive fireworks explosion at Day of the Dead celebration

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    Authorities say 17 people were injured following a fireworks explosion at a Day of the Dead celebration.

    The blast, which surrounded the streets that was filled with crowds with sparks and explosions, occurred on Saturday in the town of Huejutla in Mexico.

    The Huejutla municipal government said residents of the village of Tehuetlan were celebrating the end of Xantolo, with its celebrations usually lasting beyond the regular observance between November 1-2.

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    According to the government, a pile of fireworks exploded in the street after being set alight which covered the crowd formed in the street with explosions and sparks.

    The township confirmed said two pregnant women and three children were among the injured people with one of the girls suffering second-degree burns.

    A video of the accident was posted on Twitter with the accompanying caption stating: "Yesterday an explosion of pyrotechnics was reported at the festivities in Tehuetlán, Mpio.

    "In which he left at least 10 injured, burn injuries and it was reported that there was a stampede of the crowd that attended the event."

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    Unfortunately, fireworks accidents in Mexico are more common than usual as an accident in September led to the death of one person and injured 39 after a firework explosion during a festival, west of Mexico City.

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