Video: Deadly Pipeline Explosion and Massive Fire in San Martin Texmelucan, Mexico

Today, an enormous fire after a pipeline explosion in Mexico killed 20+ people, many of them children.

The explosion and subsequent conflagration is thought to have been started after thieves were illegally trying to steal oil by extracting it from the pipe.

Ulises Ruíz Basurto / EPA A view of a burnt road after an explosion of a pipeline in San Martin Texmelucan, Mexico, Dec. 19.

The latest report is that 27 people have died, over 50 injured, 32 + houses burned and over a hundred more damaged by the fire.

Many have said that the fire flowed right through the streets after the explosion.

More coverage:

MSNBC photo blog – Twenty-three killed, 32 houses damaged in Mexican pipeline explosion
MSNBC – 27 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion
CNN – Oil pipeline explosion kills 27 in Mexico