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News ID: 34306
Publish Date: 22:45 - 19 January 2019
TEHRAN, Jan 18 -usAn explosion and fire killed at least 66 people who were collecting fuel gushing from a leaking pipeline in central Mexico, the Hidalgo state governor said on Saturday.

Mexico fuel-pipe blaze death toll rises to 66: GovernorTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - "The toll that we have until a few minutes ago ... is 66 dead, while 76 are injured," said the governor, Omar Fayad.

Forensic specialists on Saturday worked among the charred corpses at the scene, which was guarded by soldiers as a smell of fuel still hung in the air. Scores of locals with jerrycans and buckets had been collecting gasoline that was gushing from the pipeline when the blast occurred on Friday, according to witnesses.

The tragedy comes as the federal government wages a highly publicized war on fuel theft, a problem that cost Mexico an estimated $3 billion in 2017. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador traveled to the scene in the early hours of Saturday.

(Source: AFP) 

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