Oil pipeline blast kills 27 in Mexico
December 19th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Oil pipeline blast kills 27 in Mexico

[Updated at 10:51 p.m.] The death toll in Sunday morning's oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 27, a state-run Mexican news agency said.

[Initial post] At least 14 people were killed and 33 injured after an oil pipeline exploded Sunday morning in central Mexico, officials said.

The cause of the explosion in San Martin Texmelucan, in Puebla state, was under investigation, but preliminary reports pointed to the illegal extraction of oil from the pipe, said Laura Gursa, coordinator for civil protection in Puebla.


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  1. tomcat

    @nate you are an azz clown

    December 20, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. sugar

    I would think to try and tap a oil pipe would take desperation. But what would drive you to do that. So many dead at one time around an oil pipe. Was this near a plant or somewhere near a village? Why would twenty seven ppl do that? If some one suggested that we go tap a oil pipe there is no way I would do it. So what are we really seeing here? What if it was some group of gangstas or just a few crazy folks. What is REALLY goin on up in here?

    December 20, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mimi

    With all the irresponsible reporting going on these days, you won't ever know if you're getting anything close to the truth.. If this is all they can tell us, then it is obviously hear say. And what the hell does SC LA have to do with anything?

    December 20, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
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    December 20, 2010 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    @tomcat, hey there Tex. You met Red Adair? Soo did I!!! We were drilling near Weatherford, TX back in 1979 and had a blowout. Melted the rig down to a puddle of molten steel. Red Adair was called on to snuff it, and he came lickety-split. His firefighting equipment were in immaculate condition...just like one of your fire trucks. Red himself arrived in a stretch limosine. The first time I saw him was when he got out of the limo. He just stood there puffing on a stogie for a few min. got back in, and left! This went on for 3 days. On the third day, instead of leaving again he got on his old car phone and called the Ft. Worth Fire Dept. About 3 hrs. later, three helicopters flew over and dumped water on the well and snuffed it out. He then shook everyone's hand and left. It was explained that he was waiting for the well to blow down enough where it could be snuffed without placing his men in harms way. So yeah, I like that about him. Where'd you meet him?

    December 20, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    @Ceasar hi!

    December 20, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nasty nate

    Who said the eagles was going to lose u mean u thought they were going to lose f~ck the m.vick haters u better check the final score eye popping huh?

    December 20, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. Nasty nate

    Hell of a game oh laker haters we kick ass on sunday like the eagles next stop superbowl

    December 20, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nasty nate

    @ mimi do u have a big booty

    December 20, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. kim

    Mexico another poorly govern country with corruption from top to bottom. Crazy

    December 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
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