21 killed,fuel pipeline explosion Mexico

Fuel theft causes pipeline explosion in Mexico; 20 killed, 60 injured

Mexico, at least 21 people were killed and 71 were injured when a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded in central Hidalgo state. Governor of Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad said the pipeline apparently exploded hours after thieves drilled an illegal tap into the pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, about 105 kilometres north of Mexico City.

The tragedy comes as President Lopez Obrador has pressed implementation of his national fuel theft prevention plan.

The government has shut off key pipelines until they can be fully secured and has deployed the army to guard production facilities.

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