SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK: Hundreds of people had been drawn to the site in the state of Hidalgo on Friday to gather fuel amid shortages and a government crackdown on pipeline fuel thefts.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz told a news conference.
Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said six more bodies were found during a final search of the site in the town of Tlahuelilpan, in addition to 73 previously reported dead.
He said 66 people injured in the explosion were hospitalized in Hidalgo, while those in more serious condition have been moved to Mexico City for specialized care.
“There are patients in serious condition with burns of more than 80 percent (of their bodies),” he said, adding that their prognosis was “reserved.”