Death toll in gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico has been raised to 96 from 91, government officials said. Hidalgo’s government said in a statement that 96 people had been confirmed dead from the explosion, the worst to affect
Mexico’s troubled oil infrastructure in several years. Another 48 people were receiving treatment for their injuries, it added. The blast occurred late on January 18 after a pipeline ruptured in an attempt to steal gasoline. Local residents were filling canisters when the disaster happened. Mexico has been experiencing severe fuel shortages.
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25 August, 2019