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    According to local media, a fuel tank blast injured over 30 people in Southern Mexico.

    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.

    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.

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