Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing - News Summed Up

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing


MEXICO CITY: Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. The leak was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 62 miles (100 kilometres) north of Mexico City, according to state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. In an early morning press conference Saturday, Lopez Obrador vowed to continue the fight against the $3 billion-per-year illegal fuel theft industry. Another pipeline burst into flames earlier Friday in the neighboring state of Queretaro as a result of another illegal tap. His administration also shut down pipelines to detect and deter illegal taps, relying more on delivering fuel by tanker truck.


Source: Pakistan Today January 19, 2019 14:37 UTC



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