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Fuel pipeline blast kills 66 in Mexico

January 19th, 2019 · 3:48 pm @   -  No Comments
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.