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Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89

Jan. 21, 2019 1:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico rose to 89 Monday as more of the injured have died at hospitals. Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said 51 victims severely burned in the fire were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. The victims...

Bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 13

Jan. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns. Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says the crash happened Monday in the southwestern Baluchistan province bordering Iran. He says rescuers have recovered...

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Jan. 20, 2019 9:12 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. "It was the popular tap," said Enrique Cerron, 22, who...

The Latest: Death toll for Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85

Jan. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from the ghastly pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85. Fifty-eight others are hospitalized, and dozens more are listed...

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Jan. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he'd seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn't. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

Jan. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from an explosion at a punctured pipeline in central Mexico has risen to 73, while the number of injured stands at 74. Forensic experts continue to comb the...

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

Jan. 18, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had...

Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

Jan. 16, 2019 8:39 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico's president said Wednesday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that at one pipeline carrying gasoline, thieves didn't...

North Dakota officials seek dismissal of road closure suit

Jan. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it. The federal lawsuit brought...

Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft

Jan. 14, 2019 3:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico's fuel theft scourge, but said the government was making progress amid frustration over gas shortages. Long lines continued at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador asked...