|rakshas||Date: Tuesday, 17-December-2013, 4:42 PM | Message # 1|
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Group: untoten Sorcerer
|Gas explosion outside Mexico City after thieves tamper with gas pipeline |
Seven people have been injured by a gas explosion outside Mexico City on Monday. It is believed thieves caused the blast by trying to tap into an underground gas pipeline. The explosion led to hundreds of residents within a one-kilometre radius being evacuated. Local resident, Maribel Romero, said: "We were all sleeping in our homes when we heard an explosion. Pemex told us it's all under control and that nothing is happening. The worry of residents is that the flames continue and we have the smell of gas." The pipeline's operator, Pemex, has now brought the blaze under control and says it no longer poses a risk to local residents. Report by Sarah Johnston.