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Xitali Lopez packaged Sour Patch Kids candies at the Blueberry Factory in Ciudad Juárez. She survived last month's explosion. Her father, who also worked at the factory, died from the injuries he sustained during the blast.

Authorities in the Mexican border city of Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month. This weekend a seventh person died as a result of his injuries. Seven others remain hospitalized with severe burns.

The factory is one of thousands spread across the border region that manufactures products and components for the United States. Mónica Ortiz Uribe from the Fronteras Desk has more.


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