More than a dozen killed in fiery gas-pipe blast on Mexican highway

More than a dozen killed in fiery gas-pipe blast on Mexican highway


A gas pipeline explosion along a Mexican highway killed at least a dozen people on Monday, according to reports.

The massive blast shook the busy Guadalajara-Tepic highway shortly before 11 a.m., sending motorists scrambling from their cars for safety, the Spanish-language newspaper El Universal said in a report.

Dramatic video posted on Twitter shows motorists leaving their cars and walking towards what appears to be a collision on the road ahead — only to scramble for their lives in the other direction when a burst of fire and smoke erupts in front of them.

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The exact cause of the blast has not been determined, but police told the outlet that a tanker-trailer truck was one of at least four vehicles damaged or destroyed in the blast — with most of the victims killed while still in their cars.

At least five people were killed in a pickup truck at the scene, three others while inside a Honda car, and

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