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Mexico fuel explosion death toll rises to 107


Mexico City: The death toll from a fiery pipeline explosion in central Mexico reached 107 Thursday, the federal government announced, with 40 people additionally injured in the blast remaining week. Last Friday, the fuel-line in Hidalgo state was once deliberately punctured, drawing loads of people having a look to assemble fuel prior to it ignited.

The disaster passed off as the federal government wages a huge effort to clamp down on gasoline theft, which prices Mexico an estimated $3 billion in 2017.


So-called "huachicol" -- as the stolen gasoline is known in Mexico -- prices about part of marketplace value.


Mexico is steadily rocked by way of fatal explosions at unlawful pipeline faucets, a dangerous however profitable business whose players include robust drug cartels and corrupt Pemex insiders.


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