13 dead in Mexican fireworks accidents
Updated On: Mar 16 2013 01:57:10 AM CDT
The death toll rose to 13 and number of injured increased to 154 after a truck carrying fireworks to a religious procession exploded Friday in the central Mexican city of Nativitas, government news agency Notimex reported.
The explosion occurred when one of the fireworks went astray and landed in the truck carrying "a significant amount" of other fireworks, Notimex said.
The injured persons were being taken to several area hospitals, Mateo Morales Baez told Notimex.
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