MEXICO CITY  | 20 dead, 60 burned in fire at tap on Mexico fuel pipeline

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

MEXICO CITY  —January 18, 2019— A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 60 others as locals tried to collect the spilling gasoline in buckets, officials said.

The leak was caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.

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