Mexico Pipeline Blast Death Toll Climbs to 66

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Published on 19 Jan 2019, 19:02
The death toll from Friday's fuel pipeline explosion in central Mexico has climbed to 66, the governor of the country's Hidalgo state said. A leak and the resulting blast were caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping into the pipeline in Hidalgo state, officials said. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has launched a crackdown on oil theft, called on "the entire government" to assist the people at the site of the fuel explosion.