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At least one dead, five burned in eastern Mexico pipeline explosion

Staff Writer | August 19, 2017
At least one person died and five others suffered burns after a pipeline exploded during an illegal tap in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz.
Mexico pipeline explosion
Disaster   Fuel thieves regularly tap Pemex pipelines
State-owned oil company Pemex and state emergency services said that on Saturday.

The fire had been brought under control, state emergency services said on Twitter.

Fuel thieves regularly tap Pemex pipelines, stealing millions of liters of fuel in high-risk maneuvers that can often be deadly.