Death toll raised to 79 in Mexico pipeline blast; new focus on fuel theft

Death toll raised to 79 in Mexico pipeline blast; new focus on fuel theftFuel thieves punctured the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline a few miles from one of Mexico’s main refineries on Friday. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday the number of dead in the incident had risen to 79 people. Half a dozen people interviewed by Reuters on Saturday said their relatives went to the leaking duct in Tlahuelilpan district in Hidalgo state because they struggled to find fuel elsewhere and were desperate to fill up cars to get to work or run their farms.



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