The Mexican village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla was shaken up by a pipeline explosion at 5 a.m. local time. The pipeline was maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex. The cause of the explosion is not yet known. It is thought more than 20 people were killed in the explosion.

Mexico pipeline explosion

01. A vehicle leaves the area of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

02. A firefighter tries to put out a fire at the area of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

03. Firefighters carry the body of a victim at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

04. Members of Red Cross and soldiers carry the body of a victim at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

05. Firefighters carry the body of a victim at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

06. A police officer arrives at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

07. Firefighters work at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

08. A man walks past burnt cars at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

09. A man walks past a burnt car at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

10. A soldier stands guard next to burnt cars at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

11. Firefighters walk past a burnt car at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

12. A general view shows the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. At least 10 people were killed early Sunday when the oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, the state news agency Notimex said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded at around 5 a.m. in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 kilometers) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Stringer

Mexico pipeline explosion

13. Firefighters work next to burnt cars and a house at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martín Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. The oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico on Sunday, creating a river of fire and killing 22 people, a local official said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded just before 6 a.m. (1200 GMT) in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 km) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

14. A firefighter and a resident help evacuate a resident at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martin Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. The oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico on Sunday, creating a river of fire and killing 22 people, a local official said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded just before 6 a.m. (1200 GMT) in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 km) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/Oscar Bolanos

Mexico pipeline explosion

15. A police officer (R) helps evacuate residents at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martín Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. The oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico on Sunday, creating a river of fire and killing 22 people, a local official said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded just before 6 a.m. (1200 GMT) in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 km) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/ Imelda Medina

Mexico pipeline explosion

16. Firefighters and members of the Red Cross work at the site of an explosion of a Pemex pipeline in the village of San Martín Texmelucan near Puebla December 19, 2010. The oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico on Sunday, creating a river of fire and killing 22 people, a local official said. The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded just before 6 a.m. (1200 GMT) in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 50 miles (75 km) east of Mexico City. REUTERS/ Imelda Medina

Dec 19, 2010