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Fuel pipeline blast kills 66 in Mexico

Date of Occurrence: 18th January 2019 Location: Tlahuelilpan, Mexico Event: Industrial Accident Fatalities: 66 Injuries/Displaced: 76

A blast at a ruptured fuel pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico has killed at least 66 people and injured 76. Authorities believe thieves tapped the pipeline, causing a large leak. Many people scrambled to recover the fuel and were killed by the blast and subsequent fire. Fuel theft costing Mexico $3 billion dollars last year has forced the closure of many pipelines, leading to shortage throughout the country.

 

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BBC

CNN

Armed militants attacked the town of Bangourain, abduct 10 and burn down at least 30 houses 

Date of Occurrence: 23rd December 2018 Location: Bangourain. Cameroon Event: Arson Fatalities: 1 Injuries/Displaced: 11

A group of up to 300 armed militants attacked the village of Bangourain in Cameroon, killing 1 person and injuring at least 1 more. 10 people were also kidnapped in addition to over 60 houses and vehicles burnt down.

 

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BBC

Garda

Journal Du Cameroun

 

Car bomb detonated at Bogota National Police Academy kills at least 9, injures 22

Date of Occurrence: 17th January 2019 Location: Bogota, Colombia Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 9 Injuries/Displaced: 22

A car bomb was detonated at the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogota, Colombia, killing at least 9 and injuring 22. Witnesses say the car was stopped at a checkpoint before speeding off and crashing into a wall at which point the bomb was detonated. It is unknown who carried out the attack. 

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BBC

NBC

The Guardian