11 killed in pipeline explosion in central Mexico
At least 11 people died in central Mexican state Puebla due to a pipeline explosion, on Sunday, municipal authorities told local media, Xinhua reported.
The explosion occurred at around 6:20 a.m. local time. More than 25 vehicles were burned and windows were smashed in a three- kilometer radius of the explosion site, said Alberto Perez, who mans the state's emergency service phone lines. The explosion which took place at around 6:20 a.m. local time, was close to San Martin Texmelucan, where state-run energy company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) owns a large chemical plant.
Perez said rescuers included soldiers and fire crews from state capital Puebla City, San Martin, Huejotzingo, and neighboring state Tlaxcala.
Perez added that fire crews continue to work at the scene, although the situation is under control.