After explosions the area was devastated. The fireworks market is the size of a soccer stadium and had 300 stalls. Emergency responders and paramedics were at the scene. Images posted on social networks and news websites showed a thick column of grey smoke billowing high into the sky above the market. Secondary explosions continued more than an hour afterwards. Rescuers couldn’t enter until the rockets were done exploding. Some of the injured have burns on up to 90 per cent of their bodies. The explosion could be heard and seen from miles away. It wasn’t immediately clear what had triggered the blast.