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    Death Toll in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Blast Climbs to 96 - Reports

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The number of people who died in a gasoline pipeline explosion in Mexico's central Hidalgo state last week has increased to 96, media reported citing the local government.

    The previous death toll stood at 93.

    The local authorities said 48 people remained in hospitals, according to the Universal media outlet.

    READ MORE: Death Toll in Mexico Oil Pipeline Blast Exceeds 90 — Hidalgo State Governor

    The blast occurred late on January 18 after a pipeline ruptured in an attempt to steal gasoline. Local residents were filling canisters when the disaster happened. Mexico has been experiencing severe fuel shortages.

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