The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 95 after two more injured people died at hospitals.

Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said Wednesday that 44 victims who were severely burned were still in hospitals, two of them in Galveston, Texas. Some are in very poor condition.

The victims were gathering gasoline from an illegal pipeline tap in the central state of Hidalgo on Friday when the gas ignited, littering an alfalfa field with charred bodies.

Many people suffered severe burns. About one-third of those who initially survived have since died of their injuries.

A total of 14,894 illegal taps were found throughout Mexico in 2018.

A woman carries a cross with the name Cesar Jimenez Brito during his funeral procession after he died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
A woman carries a cross with the name Cesar Jimenez Brito during his funeral procession after he died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
Los parientes de Gerardo Preciado Cornejo, que falleció al estallar un oleoducto de gasolina, avanzan en procesión en su funeral en el poblado de Tlahuelilpan, México, el domingo 20 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Claudio Cruz)
Los parientes de Gerardo Preciado Cornejo, que falleció al estallar un oleoducto de gasolina, avanzan en procesión en su funeral en el poblado de Tlahuelilpan, México, el domingo 20 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Claudio Cruz)
A woman sprinkles holy water, using a flower, on the coffin of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
A woman sprinkles holy water, using a flower, on the coffin of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
People prepare to bury a person who died in the gas pipeline explosion, in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
People prepare to bury a person who died in the gas pipeline explosion, in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
A woman cries during the funeral of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
A woman cries during the funeral of a person who died when a gas pipeline exploded in the village of Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)