Pipe blast devastates Mexican city

Video filmed moments after explosion shows San Martin Texmelucan covered in burning oil.

     

    A massive pipeline explosion has destroyed parts of San Martin Texmelucan, a city in central Mexico.

    The explosion was apparently caused by thieves trying to steal oil, but the extent of the damage has surprised Mexican officials.

    Twenty-seven people have been killed and hundreds left homeless.

    Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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