The number of deaths in the pipeline blast in Mexico increased to 71

The death toll in the oil pipeline explosion and fire in Hidalgo state of Mexico increased to 71. Today, Hidalgo Governor Omar Fayed told this information. This is said in the BBC Online report.

The horrific explosions occurred last Friday night. The governor Omar Fayed said that the casualties had gone to collect oil released from the pipeline before the blast.
The BBC said the explosion may occur after suspected oil thieves leaked the line.

Forensic experts are working with the security forces, including the army, to rescue the dead bodies from the spot.

At least 71 people were injured in the incident. Among them there are 3 women and 12 children.

Eyewitnesses said that on Friday night, a pipeline leakage in the Loyalalpun area of ​​Hidalgo area was found to have oil. Local people went to collect the oil with boats and drums. At that time the fire broke out after the blast.

The video shows that people are fleeing from the accident after fire burns. They are screaming.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez O'Brador visited the site on Saturday in the first hour of the day.

After the central government of Mexico started fighting against oil thieves, the news of the accident came.

Mexican state petroleum company Pemex said in a statement that the incident occurred due to "illegal injuries".

Earlier, there was an accident in the Pemex pipeline.

In 2013, at least 37 people were killed in a major explosion in the company's headquarters in Mexico City. In the previous year, a fire in a gas factory in Pemex killed 26 people.


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