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    WATCH Major Explosion at Liquor Factory Prompts Mass Evacuation in Mexico City

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    MEXICO CITY, (Sputnik) - A blast and fire at a liquor factory in Mexico City on Monday forced thousands to evacuate their homes, the city’s civil protection chief said.

    "The fire at the alcohol factory is under control. One person was injured and 2,000 were evacuated," Fausto Lugo tweeted. Photos posted on his official Twitter account showed a plume of thick black smoke and fire rising dozens of feet into the air.


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