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Deadly blast at fuel pipeline in Mexico

People react at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), January 18, 2019. At least 66 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the army despite its failure to clear the site before the blast.

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People react at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), January 18, 2019. At least 66 people were killed after a...more

People react at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), January 18, 2019. At least 66 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the army despite its failure to clear the site before the blast. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS
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People gather at the site of a ruptured pipeline in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS

People gather at the site of a ruptured pipeline in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS

People gather at the site of a ruptured pipeline in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS
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Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18.

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Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18. National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS

Military personnel watch as flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, January 18. National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS
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Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Fuel canisters are seen at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Fuel canisters are seen at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Fuel canisters are seen at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Emergency personnel arrive at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18.

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Emergency personnel arrive at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS

Emergency personnel arrive at the scene where a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18. Veronica Monroy/Diario Plaza Juarez/via REUTERS
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Flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18.

National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18. National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS

Flames engulf an area after a ruptured fuel pipeline exploded, January 18. National Defence Secretary/Handout via REUTERS
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Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A soldier keeps watch at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A soldier keeps watch at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A soldier keeps watch at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Alicia Moreno, wife of late Cesar Jimenez Brito, 40, who died during the explosion of a fuel pipeline ruptured by oil thieves, holds hands with her daughter during his funeral service at the cemetery in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, state of Hidalgo, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Alicia Moreno, wife of late Cesar Jimenez Brito, 40, who died during the explosion of a fuel pipeline ruptured by oil thieves, holds hands with her daughter during his funeral service at the cemetery in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, state of...more

Alicia Moreno, wife of late Cesar Jimenez Brito, 40, who died during the explosion of a fuel pipeline ruptured by oil thieves, holds hands with her daughter during his funeral service at the cemetery in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan, state of Hidalgo, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians tag bodies at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians tag bodies at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians tag bodies at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A man carries a charred bicycle at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A man carries a charred bicycle at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A man carries a charred bicycle at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents search for human remains and items that could help to identify their missing relatives and friends, January 20. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A forensic technician and an employee of a funeral parlor place a body into a truck at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A forensic technician and an employee of a funeral parlor place a body into a truck at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A forensic technician and an employee of a funeral parlor place a body into a truck at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians and ministerial policemen work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians and ministerial policemen work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians and ministerial policemen work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Forensic technicians work at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Employees of a funeral parlor remove a body from the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Employees of a funeral parlor remove a body from the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Employees of a funeral parlor remove a body from the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Residents watch forensic technicians working at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents watch forensic technicians working at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Residents watch forensic technicians working at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A forensic technician works at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A forensic technician works at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A forensic technician works at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A resident reacts at the site where a fuel pipeline ruptured by suspected oil thieves exploded, January 19. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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