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Death Toll in Mexico Gas Pipeline Explosion Reaches 73

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Death Toll in Mexico Gas Pipeline Explosion Reaches 73

The death toll of Friday's gas pipeline explosion in Mexico has risen to  at least 79  with dozens more injured.

Reports at the scene say many of the victims were burned so severely that only bone or ash remained of their corpses.

Health officials are taking DNA samples from relatives in hopes of learning the identities of the dead.

The pipeline was only recently reopened after Pemex, a state-owned oil company, closed it following multiple breaches.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been fighting fuel theft, a practice that reportedly steals $3 billion from the country's economy annually.

In recent months he's shut off some pipes and ordered military and police personnel to guard others.

The explosion happened after an illegal fuel tap left the pipeline bursting with gasoline.

Hundreds of residents reportedly went to the site to collect free gas before it ignited, sending flames into the air and into the crowd. 



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