Number of dead in Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 79 – minister

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JANUARY 20, 2019) (MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Mexico’s health minister said on Sunday (January 20) that the number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion has risen to 79.

Another 66 people remained hospitalized, Jorge Alcocer told a press conference. The blast occurred on Friday (January 18) when up to 800 people flocked to collect gasoline at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline that had been punctured by fuel thieves, officials said.

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  • Mexico
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  • Pemex
  • Americas
  • Gas explosion

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