MEXICO CITY  | 20 dead, 54 burned in fire at tap on Mexico fuel pipeline

18Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MEXICO CITY  —January 18, 2019—  A huge fire at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico killed 20 people and badly burned 54 others on Friday after locals tried to collect the spilling fuel in buckets, officials said.

The pipeline apparently exploded hours after thieves drilled an illegal tap into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City.

Hidalgo Gov.

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