A massive oil pipeline explosion destroyed parts of a central Mexican city on Sunday, incinerating people, cars, houses and trees as gushing crude oil turned streets into flaming rivers. At least 28 people were killed, 13 of them children, in a disaster authorities blamed on oil thieves. The blast in San Martin Texmelucan, initially estimated to have affected 5-thousand residents in a three-mile (five-kilometre) radius, scorched homes and cars and left metal and pavement twisted and in some cases burned to ash in the intense heat. At least 52 people were hurt and 84 remained in a shelter late on Sunday after fleeing San Martin,about 55 miles (90 kilometres) east of Mexico City. More than 115 homes were scorched, 32 of them destroyed.
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