20 January 2019

"Well, Ignacio, we got our free gas..."

"...I guess it's Marlboro Time..."insert alt text here

••• TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers.

By Saturday evening the death toll from Friday’s blaze had risen to 73, with another 74 people injured and dozens more were missing.

A second pipeline burst into flames Friday in the neighboring state of Queretaro as a result of another illegal tap.

The tragedy came just three weeks after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive against fuel theft gangs that have drilled dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines an astounding 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018.
Call me a pussy, but I hear the words "geyser of gasoline"... I know exactly which way I"m running.


UPDATE: Death toll rises
Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said on Sunday the number of dead in the incident had risen to 79 people.


Anonymous said...

old white guy says ---------- the efforts at cleaning the gene pool continue.

Neo Conservative said...

as if mexico doesn't have enough problems.


Dollops said...

Obviously this is the fault of a minion in the Department Of Precautionary Affairs. Why were there no "No Smoking Within 10 Meters" signs?

Neo Conservative said...

the authorities may have a few more pressing issues...

MEXICO CITY - Feb 20 (Reuters) - "Mexico's armored-car makers predict 2007 will be a record year, their business boosted by reports of severed heads and heavily armed drug gangs murdering police."