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. ab

    we need another hugo chavez con huevos to lower the oil prices

    December 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Angel C.

    during an attempt to steal fuel.....some say. Maybe X exp (n) attempt, this one with some safety issues

    December 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tcaros

    Wiki, Wiki, Wiki
    Where's Ted Turner's boys (CNN) with their slander of Assange?
    Are they afraid the public is supporting Assange?
    If they want a pedophile, go after the Pope, he's been hiding the rIch and elites' pedophilia for years.

    December 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @AB: No we don't need another dictator like Chavez. We don't even buy oil from that socialist pig. What's the matter with you ab. Use your head.

    December 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nasty nate

    America did it

    December 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nasty nate

    The pope looks like satan oh wait he is satan and a molester off with his head at once

    December 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Harry

    Why do so many idiots make so many idiotic posts that have NOTHING to with the news story? Because they are idiots? You can't blame a dog for acting like a dog or an idiot for being an idiot.

    December 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Nasy Nate: What's the matter with you? What's the matter with you? Why do you make that remark? You chump from the sewage. Chump!

    December 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @Harry: I know. Just look at the crap Nate wrote. What a fool.

    December 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    I heard they found a tail section of a north korean torpedo next to the pipeline.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nasty nate

    Go M. Vick and the P.Eagles!

    December 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nasty nate

    Cesar you dont own the rights to that word and u seem sensitive all the time are u a girl?

    December 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. paperdragon

    I have it on gpod authority this mine was rayed to explode.

    December 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @Nate: You smell like a girl.

    December 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      a nasty girl..

      December 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    Kids, play nice!

    December 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
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