Update: Pray For The Mexico Pipeline Explosion
On Friday 18 January, at least 91 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded. According to Mexico's Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer, at least a further 66 people suffered injuries.Â
Hundreds of people near the small town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state had rushed to collect fuel from a gushing duct which authorities said was punctured by suspected thieves. Dozens were caught in the pipeline explosion that followed.Â Footage from the scene showed flames and smoke soaring into the night sky as people screamed for help.
Residents in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline, which runs from the cities of Tuxpan to Tula, have been evacuated.Â
Compassion Mexico share that three Compassion church partners have been impacted.Â Tragically, we've heard news that one Compassion-supported young person has suffered burns and three fathers of Compassion-supported children lost their lives.
Please pray for the safety of children and families in this area and for those injured to recover well. As always, we will contact you directly if your sponsored child has been affected.
Pray for all those impacted by the Mexico Pipeline Explosion
Join us in praying for all those suffering loss or injury in the aftermath of the Mexico pipeline explosion. Please pray that:
- God willÂ comfort those who are mourning. PrayÂ particularly for children who are grieving the loss of a parent.
- Those who have suffered injuries will receive the best treatment and recover quickly.
- The local church will be a beacon of hope and light amidst this tragedy. Pray for Compassion's partner church as it supportsÂ families in crisis.