MEXICO CITY | Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21

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

MEXICO CITY  —January 18, 2019— A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up spilling fuel from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold.

It came just three weeks after new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive against fuel theft gangs that drilled dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines an astounding 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018, an average of about 42 per day.

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