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Mexico: Lopez Obrador announces anti-poverty measures to combat fuel theft02:35

Mexico: Lopez Obrador announces anti-poverty measures to combat fuel theft

Mexico, Acambay
January 23, 2019 at 06:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a series of social programmes to fight fuel theft, during a speech in Acambay on Tuesday. The new measures will be implemented in some of the country's poorest areas after an explosion killed at least 93 people during a suspected pipeline tap.

It is believed that thieves drilled through the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline causing a large jet of fuel to rise into the air.

Once the news of the ruptured pipeline spread, local people rushed to fill their containers and were engulfed in an inferno.

Mexico: Lopez Obrador announces anti-poverty measures to combat fuel theft02:35
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a series of social programmes to fight fuel theft, during a speech in Acambay on Tuesday. The new measures will be implemented in some of the country's poorest areas after an explosion killed at least 93 people during a suspected pipeline tap.

It is believed that thieves drilled through the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline causing a large jet of fuel to rise into the air.

Once the news of the ruptured pipeline spread, local people rushed to fill their containers and were engulfed in an inferno.

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