Home News American News Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 100

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 100

4
0
SHARE
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 19, 2019 (Xinhua) -- MEXICO-HIDALGO-PIPELINE-EXPLOSION Paramedics move an injured person onto a helicopter after a pipeline explosion in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Jan. 18, 2019. At least 20 people were killed and 54 others injured in a pipeline explosion in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo on Friday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Str/IANS) by .
MEXICO-HIDALGO-PIPELINE-EXPLOSION Paramedics move an injured person onto a helicopter after a pipeline explosion in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico.

The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline last week in Mexico’s Hidalgo state, has increased to 100…reports Asian Lite News

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 19, 2019 (Xinhua) -- MEXICO-HIDALGO-PIPELINE-EXPLOSION Paramedics move an injured person onto a helicopter after a pipeline explosion in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Jan. 18, 2019. At least 20 people were killed and 54 others injured in a pipeline explosion in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo on Friday, local authorities said. (Xinhua/Str/IANS) by .
MEXICO-HIDALGO-PIPELINE-EXPLOSION Paramedics move an injured person onto a helicopter after a pipeline explosion in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico.

The toll was confirmed on Thursday night by the IMSS public health service.

Eleven injured in the blast remain hospitalised at IMSS institutions in the capital city and Hidalgo state, the service said in a statement.

The explosion and an ensuing blaze occurred at a pipeline spot in the community of San Primitivo in Tlahuelilpan in the evening of January 18.

According to the local government, between 600 and 800 people gathered at the site to collect leaked fuel with containers when the explosion took place.

Stealing fuel from pipelines owned by state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and re-selling it in the black market has become a major criminal enterprise in Mexico.

This form of theft has cost Mexico some $3.4 billion last year, according to official figures.

The accident is one of the worst tragedies caused by pipeline explosions in Mexico in recent years.

In December 2010, 30 people were killed and 52 others injured in a series of explosions at two oil pipelines in the state of Puebla.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here