Up to now over 75 people have been killed by the explosion of a clandestine takeover in a pipeline of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, informed the governor Omar Fayad.
At a press conference this morning at the National Palace, he reported that there are 76 people injured, of whom 73 are men and 3 women, who are in different hospitals.
“The balance is quite sad for the state. Today Mexico mourns the death of these people, “he said.
Fayad explained that at 16:50 hours there was a report of a clandestine takeover of the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline.
Later, at 5:00 p.m., the federal forces arrived at the scene and tried to persuade the hundreds of people who were already in the area trying to steal fuel to leave.
It has transpired that the relatives of the victims and the wounded are organizing themselves to demand from the government of Andrés Manuel López obrador an indemnification that reaches 10 million per deceased person and 5 million for each one of the injured persons.
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