In celebration of the festive season , Customers were said to have being shopping in the market when a blaze set off a quick fire of multicolored blast.
"You just heard the blast. And everything started to be on fire. In fact, people came running out on fire," said Walter Garduno, who witnessed the tragedy.
"People were running out on fire, alight ... children," said Garduno, before trailing off. "We recovered 26 bodies at the scene of the incident. And three more have died in the hospital, for a total of 29 dead," Mexico state's governor Eruviel Avila said.
"The entire market is gone," he said. It had 300 stands.