One Person Killed, 15 Injured in Blast at Pemex Gas Pipeline in Mexico

© AFP 2022 / OMAR TORRESThe PEMEX logotype on the tower of the drilling tower of La Muralla IV exploration oil rig, operated by Mexican company "Grupo R" and working for Mexico's state-owned oil company PEMEX
The PEMEX logotype on the tower of the drilling tower of La Muralla IV exploration oil rig, operated by Mexican company Grupo R and working for Mexico's state-owned oil company PEMEX - Sputnik International, 1920, 31.10.2021
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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - An explosion hit a gas pipeline of Mexico’s Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) state-owned oil company in the Puebla state, killing one person and injuring 15 others, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday.
"Unfortunately, one person was killed and 15 more were injured in the explosion of the Pemex pipeline in Puebla," the president tweeted.
He added that 1,396 civil protection personnel had been mobilized.
According to local authorities, the explosion resulted from an illegal gas tapping. Rescuers continue search operations at the scene, as several houses have collapsed there.
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