Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85: health minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85, Mexico’s health minister said on Sunday.

An additional 58 people were hospitalized, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer told a news conference. The explosion took place on Friday, when about 800 people in Hidalgo state’s Tlahuelilpan district were collecting fuel from a leak at a major pipeline.

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