Nightly News   |  March 16, 2013

14 killed in fireworks explosion

In central Mexico, at least 14 people were killed in a massive fireworks explosion. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> in central mexico, at least 14 people were killed at a massive fireworks explosion. it happened during a religious celebration when a firework malfunctioned and landed a truck that was filled with unused fireworks, igniting all of them. more than 150 people were injured, many of them with severe burns. helicopters, ambulances and soldiers from a nearby military base helped bring the victims to hospitals.