Mexico fireworks explosion death toll 'rises to 13'

At least 13 people were killed and 154 others injured when a truck containing fireworks exploded in a freak accident in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, Reuters reported.

A member of the forensics team inspects the site of the blast. Credit: REUTERS/Imelda Medina

The blast started when a stray firework fell into a truck carrying other fireworks, state director of emergency services Jose Mateo Morales said.

The fireworks were for a religious ceremony honoring Jesus Tepactepec, patron saint of a village named after him.