Over 20 people have been killed and 71 others injured after an oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico. The blast occurred after the pipeline was ruptured by suspected oil thieves in Hidalgo state. According to officials, dozens of people were scrambling around the ruptured pipeline to fill up containers when the fire broke out. TV reports showed large flames and people at the scene with severe burns. Residents in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline have been evacuated.