Alive or not...

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  1. Emma

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    The practice of stealing fuel from the ducts is known as huachicol in mexico. It has caused yearly losses of around $3000 million USD. The huachicoleros often have been found reselling the fuel to gas stations with some gas stations having only gas supplied through huachicol.

    Each administration has faced the same issue. The new president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to take action against the practice and started by closing all ducts for repairs. This almost instantly caused problems in several states as fuel shortages became commonplace. Gas stations were either closed or rationing fuel, with people often standing in line for hours to only be able to get 20 liters of fuel. People would often stand in lines with containers just to be able to get a little bit of fuel.

    Whenever a duct was repaired and reopened it was almost immediately punctured which ended with the duct getting closed again. Some measures were taken like distributing fuel using trucks, which worked in some cases but wasn't enough to meet the demand for fuel. Some people started stealing trucks. The president then said the army would be in charge of the fuel distribution.

    While this was happening, and due to the shortage, people in Hidalgo, the state where the explosion happened were reportedly concerned about of losing jobs as a consequence. The food supply chain was also affected by the shortages, with nearly 90 million tons of food at risk of expiring. Prices of perishable foods also increased because of the shortages

    In one of his press conferences, the president said that each time a duct gets punctured it will be closed again, saying:

    (...)a ver quien se cansa primero

    let's see who gets tired first

    It's hard to tell if the people were stealing out of necessity or if it was another instance of people being shitty The amount of things that are wrong about those videos recorded before the explosion is incredible. Not only because of the obvious risks of doing what they were doing, but also because entire families were there. Little kids dragged into the situation died instantly and many suffered terrible burns. Many others are alive but can't find their parents.

    Hopefuly it was a day of many lessons learned

    edit: Another video explaining the practice and why a high percentage of the incidents of huachicol happen in a certain region of the country (in spanish, but you can activate the auto-translation)
     
  2. Shunface

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    Dead or wished they were dead
     
  3. chet fire

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    Finally, an actual lake of fire, and I can't tag @Hebrew for it.

    EDIT: Wait, I figured it out. THEHEBREW1
     
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  4. bertwing

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  5. Nandor The Relentless

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    Poor little fella
     
  6. bertwing

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  7. bertwing

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  9. War Grundle

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    jeeeeezus at the last three.
     
  10. THE GUBBS

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    :blush:.
     
  11. THE GUBBS

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    oh Sharon look what I found ?
     
  12. THE GUBBS

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    ?
    time for the privacy door and lock to come off .
    oh jenny guess were the smarty will be spending time ?
     
  13. Aussie

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    That hot metal one, fuck that.
     
  14. IHHH

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    I wonder what the grill king would think of that method
     
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  16. IHHH

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    Never say die attitude if I have ever seen it.
     
  17. Jim Brockmire

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    Ah, the rare dead and alive!

    Don't see these too often.
     
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  18. milquetoast

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    Definitely a coach's fish.
     
  19. Jim Brockmire

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    Big thanks to Kirk Fogg for like #10,000.
     
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  20. Prospector

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    ddddaaaammmmmnnnnnn that's fucking FRESH
     
  21. Kirk Fogg

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  22. IHHH

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    « Some childcare agencies advise that kids should never play with fireworks »

    No shit Sherlock . Never change China
     
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  23. IHHH

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    But that looked staged
     
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  24. Frank Martin

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    Yeah he started running away before anything happened.
     
  25. Killy Me Please

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    Yeah I'm not a scientist but manholes don't just explode like that. Wtf China.

    Edit: is that a Chinese news channel trying to spin some shit about fireworks while ignoring the fact that you have explosive gas flowing thru your sewers
     
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  26. Nandor The Relentless

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    Sewer gas is commonly found in sewage systems
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewer_gas
     
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  27. tjsblue

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    I too have exlosive gas flowing through my sewers today.
     
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  28. IHHH

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    I swear my shit could blow off America if bottled up in the right compartiment, that stuff is toxic
     
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  30. tjsblue

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    He was safe at first but probably put out at home.
     
  31. bigpig

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  32. Aussie

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    Fucking hell. That was dumb all around.
     
  33. Kirk Fogg

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  34. bertwing

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  35. IHHH

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    if that was not it, it’s coming very soon.
     
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  37. IHHH

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    Best thing you can do when roads are that bad is staying the fuck away and stay home.

    It gets really bad around here, they just close sections of roads because you can’t see shit when the wind blows some snow from the side. It just takes one and everybody start to pile up. Usually not that dangerous though, just a fucking mess.
     
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  38. IHHH

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    Check out the idiot at the bottom left to start the video, that dude is trying to wave the cars coming in to make them stop on zero visibility. That dumbass probably thought that his waving arms were more visible than the lights on the cars... and the people just casually getting out of their car until another car rams into the pile and almost kill them. Now they sense the urgency of the situation.

     
  39. wtx

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    surprisingly, only one person died
     
  40. wtx

    wtx you don't want zero problems big fella
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    feel like that person in the white car could have been the death

    but it was probably someone who was hit by a semi
     
  41. Truman

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    I think it's the person stuck in the car. This is scary

     
  42. Shunface

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    May not have even been burned.
     
  43. visa

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  44. DrunkJester

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  45. Killy Me Please

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    At least they added a crosswalk. #SafetyFirst
     
  46. Emmy Rossum

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    It's the person's wife next to him you can't see because that side of the car is crushed
     
  47. HatterasJack

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  48. HotMic

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    :doge:
     
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  50. Gambler

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    Going with not.
     
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