More of 100 people were evacuated from the town of Tololotlán, in the municipality of Tonalá, Jalisco, for a fuel leak in a clandestine seizure of Pemex.
Personnel from the Jalisco State civil protection unit and firefighters, as well as from the municipality and Physical Security of Pemex, are working in the area to try to suppress the leak and protect the population.
The state agency indicated that the evacuation was also due to the vapors that have been generated by the drain.
On November 28, 2023, personnel from Pemex, Civil Protection of Tonalá and the State, found a pipe with a capacity of 32 thousand liters in which subjects stored fuel that had been extracted from a clandestine intakewhen they were responding to a hydrocarbon leak in the Lomas de San Miguel neighborhood, in the San Miguel de la Punta district, in Tonalá.
Neighbors reported that the incident occurred around 5:00 a.m., at the intersection of San Francisco de Sales and San León Magno streets.
That day, the elements of the National Guard were making their way when they saw the pipe and saw that two vehicles withdrew at full speed, leaving the leak in a Pemex pipeline after having clandestinely extracted the fuel.
Some residents evacuated on their own, while authorities cordoned off the area to avoid any risky situation.
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Shortly after, the municipal, state and Pemex Civil Protection elements arrived to contain the spill and eliminate risks.
Originally published in The Western