A fuel pipeline explodes north of Mexico City

At least 66 people were killed, and officials blamed fuel thieves who they say punctured the pipeline and sparked the blast.
1:27 | 01/20/19

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Next to Mexico and the massive fireball a leaky fuel pipeline exploding north of Mexico City. Flames shooting high into the year at least 66 people killed. And many are still missing tonight officials say thieves fuel thieves may be to blame here's ABC's Marsha Gonzales. Tonight the death told from this massive explosion in Mexico rising at least 66 people dead another 76 injured after authorities say criminals what short a fuel line which then ignited sending flames shooting dozens of feet into the air. A crowd of people from a neighboring village scene here just before collecting gasoline among the victims. This man saying they were young people who didn't realize the risks the fire in a small town in the state of bill Doug go about sixty miles north of Mexico City burning for hours ambulances and fire trucks rushing to the scene. Families now desperately waiting for word on their loved ones. Then at the Munich Alejandro Vasquez ghetto says her brother was they're looking for gasoline when the explosion happened but no one knows that he meted out. Fuel theft a major issue in Mexico with the country's new president promising to increase his crackdown on the illegal three billion dollar a year industry and tonight. Increase GC sending his condolences to grieving families. Many of the injured remain in critical condition and we've learned a twelve year old boy is among those being treated tonight.

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