The explosion occurred in the early hours of Thursday. Media reported that the pipeline blast took place after an attack by hydrocarbon thieves.
A fire has broken out in a pipeline of Mexico’s state-owned Pemex oil company in the southeastern state of Chiapas.
According to officials, the situation is currently under control and no casualties were reported in the incident.
The company has stated that an investigation into the incident has been launched.
The area has been cordoned off by the police and the military.
Pobladores de Reforma, en Chiapas graban con sus celulares el momento en que presuntos huachicoleros murieron debido a una explosión en un ducto de Pemex; Ejército ya resguarda la zona
— Siglinda Castro Jimínez (@CastroJiminez) May 9, 2019