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Gas blast kills 4 in Mexico City suburb famous for fireworks

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MEXICO CITY -

An explosion has killed four people at a home in a Mexico City suburb where a massive fireworks market blast left dozens dead in December.
    
The Mexico state government identifies the victims as two women ages 25 and 26 and two children ages 6 and 11. Six others were hospitalized for injuries from cuts to severe burns.
    
The local Red Cross says the explosion was "apparently due to a gas build-up."
    
The Saturday morning blast took place in a residential neighborhood of Tultepec, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the San Pablito fireworks market.
    
Many Tultepec residents make a living from the manufacture and sale of fireworks. It was not immediately clear whether there was explosive material at the residence that could have exacerbated the effects of the explosion.

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