MOSCOW (Sputnik) — At least 30 people have been wounded after a fuel tank exploded in the southern Mexico's state of Tabasco, local media reported on Wednesday.
EXPLOTA DEPÓSITO CLANDESTINO DE PEMEX EN TABASCO: MÁS DE 30 LESIONADOS pic.twitter.com/mG3g7ki3BV— Hechodigital (@hechodigital) December 23, 2015
A Pemex [Mexican oil company] fuel tank explodes in Tabasco: over 30 injured, the Tweet reads.
According to Milenio newspaper, those injured were trying to steal the fuel.
Tabasco's Secretariat of Health said on Twitter that the incident happened at 9:29 p.m. local time on Tuesday (03:29 GMT Wednesday), adding that some of the wounded suffered severe burns.
A Pemex [Mexican oil company]pipeline explodes in Tabasco: 30 injured, the Tweet reads.
Earlier reports indicated that an explosion occurred at a Pemex pipeline, but the company dismissed the information, adding that the fire started at a tank with stolen fuel located nearby the pipeline and did not affect the company's property and employees.