Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: official

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: officialThe death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 79 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a fuel-line leak that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline. The search for remains at the site of the explosion in the state of Hidalgo ended late Saturday but officials indicated that the death toll could still rise. Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said 66 people were hospitalized in Hidalgo, and others in worse conditions had been moved to Mexico City for specialized treatment.



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