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Mexico Fuel Explosion Injures 30

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FILE - A Pemex gas station is seen in Mexico City. Pemex said the pipeline did not explode, but that the blast was from a nearby stolen fuel tank.

FILE - A Pemex gas station is seen in Mexico City. Pemex said the pipeline did not explode, but that the blast was from a nearby stolen fuel tank.

At least 30 people have been injured in an explosion in the southern Mexico state of Tabasco, in a residential part of the town of Cardenas.

Reports say the explosion happened late Tuesday near a gas pipeline. State-owned gas company Pemex said the pipeline did not explode, but that the blast was from a nearby stolen fuel tank.

Tabasco health authorities confirmed that some 30 people were injured in the blast.

Officials say Pemex is working to contain the incident.

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