Mexico Fuel Blast Kills 79, Focus On Fuel Theft
According to reuters, A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft.
Some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led victims to risk their lives.
Fuel thieves punctured the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline a few miles from one of Mexico’s main refineries on Friday.
Up to 800 people flocked to fill plastic containers from the 23-ft gasoline geyser that ensued.
A couple of hours later, it erupted in flames in a powerful explosion.