At Least 30 Injured in Explosion of Stolen Fuel in Southern Mexico
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December 23, 2015
Update: Only Seven Injured in Blaze Near Pemex Pipeline in Mexican State of Tabasco (Reuters)
At least 30 people have been wounded after a fuel tank exploded in the southern Mexico's state of Tabasco, local media reported on Wednesday. According to Milenio newspaper, those injured were trying to steal the fuel.
Tabasco's Secretariat of Health said on Twitter that the incident happened at 9:29 p.m. local time on Tuesday (03:29 GMT Wednesday), adding that some of the wounded suffered severe burns.
Earlier reports indicated that an explosion occurred at a Pemex pipeline, but the company dismissed the information, adding that the fire started at a tank with stolen fuel located nearby the pipeline and did not affect the company's property and employees.
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Photo: AFP/Julio Cesar Aguilar
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