Mexico Pipeline Disaster Kills at Least 73

Fuel thieves drilled into a Mexico pipeline on Saturday, releasing a geyser of fuel. People came with buckets to grab it as it spewed from the pipe. Suddenly, the pipeline exploded, sending flames into the sky, killing (so far) at least 73 people and injuring over 70 more. The pipeline belongs to Pemex. The death toll has risen steadily from the initial reports of this disaster.

The following video is graphic- shows people fleeing from the burning pipeline, many of them still on fire as they ran.

Fox reported,

Graphic video footage showed flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Screaming people ran from the flames, some of them on fire and waving their arms.

The ruptured line burst into flame around 7 p.m., according to authorities, the Times reported. Residents gathered to collect gasoline from the leaking pipeline, the paper reported, citing cell phone images on Mexican media.

The explosion came just three weeks after new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive against fuel theft gangs that drilled dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines an astounding 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018, an average of about 42 per day.

Some of the bodies were reduced to “ash and bones” according to witnesses. Many of the victims were burned over 40 to 90 percent of their bodies.  Mexico’s President has vowed to crack down even further on the theft gangs.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.  Please be sure to check out our MeWe page here and check us out at ProAmerica Only here.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon and get your conservative pro-Trump gear here.

And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×