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Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

WorldNews Sunday, 20 January 2019
Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ashTLAHUELILPAN, Mexico — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash when the gusher of gasoline exploded, killing at least 73 people. Perez said he and his son bypassed soldiers and ignored warnings to stay clear of the geyser Friday evening in the town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City. ADVERTISING “We’re stubborn,” he said. But as Perez neared the spurting fuel, he was...
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News video: Fuel Thieves Suspected To Be Behind Mexican Pipeline Explosion

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The government of Hidalgo suspect fuel thieves behind a pipeline being ruptured and exploding. According to Reuters, they reported 20 people being killed and 54 injured during the explosion. The explosion occurred in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan to the north of Mexico City. This comes after...

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