An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said. Hidalgo state governor Omar Fayad announced that the toll had increased to 73 after the discovery of five additional bodies. It is not easy to impose order on a crowd.” He vowed to continue fighting the growing problem of fuel theft. Rampant fuel theftThe tragedy comes as anti-corruption crusader Lopez Obrador presses implementation of a controversial fuel theft prevention plan. They never did anything.”Tanker trucks are being used to deliver fuel, but experts say there are not nearly enough of them.
Source: The Guardian January 20, 2019 04:32 UTC