UPDATED 12:45 AM PT – Sat. January 19, 2019
Authorities release footage showing the moment a gas line exploded in Mexico, killing at least 66 people and injuring dozens more.
The gas-line ruptured late Friday night in the Mexican city of Hidalgo.
Authorities said the explosion was caused by illegal taps in the line set up by thieves attempting to siphon fuel.
It comes just weeks after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a country-wide crackdown on fuel theft.
The explosion was one of the worst in recent history in a country that has suffered hundreds of illegal ruptures to its network of oil and gas pipelines.