Mexico: thousands evacuated due to gas pipeline leaks caused by oil thieves

Posted on October 31, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Enviromental Issues, Mexico

Authorities evacuated about 5,000 people in the western Mexican state of Jalisco by a leaking gasoline pipeline, apparently caused by oil thieves. Images of the leak in the town of Tlajomulco, near the state capital Guadalajara, showed what looked like a gas jet that rose into the air in a field near a housing development. The houses nearest to where the leak is located approximately 150 meters, although authorities did not report any injuries or intoxicated. Neither reported any fires. Read Article

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