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Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 20

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 19, 2019 15:12

Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and 54 were injured when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as people were trying to fill up containers.

Mexico’s National Defense Secretary posted photos on Twitter showing military securing the site of the explosion.

Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan to the north of Mexico City as people shouted and cried for help.

Separate television footage showed the pipeline gushing a fountain of fuel earlier in the day and people moving in with containers.

The ruptured pipeline was near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos, which in a statement blamed the incident on an illegal tap.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 19, 2019 15:12

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