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Number of dead in Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 79 - minister

Number of dead in Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 79 - minister
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HENRY ROMERO(Reuters)
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's health minister said on Sunday that the number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion has risen to 79.

Another 66 people remained hospitalized, Jorge Alcocer told a press conference. The blast occurred on Friday when up to 800 people flocked to collect gasoline at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline that had been punctured by fuel thieves, officials said.

(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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