In the wake of the Tultepec, Mexico fireworks explosion, a tragedy that claimed the lives of 35 people and left twice as many injured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to rebuild the outdoor market. Tuesday’s explosion marks the third time Tultepec’s market has been destroyed by similar accidents in the last 10 years. In the wake of the accident, Nieto tweeted his concern, saying, “My condolences to the families of those who lost their life in this accident and wishes of speedy recovery for the injured.”
Since the explosion, responders have worked tirelessly to search the area for the dead.
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The devastation of the tragedy has slowly come into focus as workers search the area for victims. Many of the bodies located so far have been so badly burned that officials will have to rely on DNA testing for proper identification. Undeterred, Nieto has pledged to rebuild the market, saying, “We made a commitment to support everyone, the 300 stall owners of that market, to recover and support them so that they can continue their activities next year normally.”