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Thousands evacuated in western Mexico due to gasoline leak


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Thousands evacuated in western Mexico due to gasoline leak

Thousands of people had to be evacuated in western Mexico after thieves tapping a pipeline caused a major gasoline leak.

Authorities in the state of Jalisco ordered some 7,500 people out of the affected area.

Pemex who owns the pipeline has reported fuel thefts worth over four billion dollars during the past five years.