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1 killed, 11 injured in blast at oil refinery in northern Mexico

Gas leak caught fire, shot out flames at Pemex refinery in northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas

August 11, 2014  by The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s state-owned oil company says one worker died when a gas leak caught fire and shot out flames at a refinery in the northern state of Tamaulipas.

Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, said the blast Aug. 8 also injured 11 workers at the refinery in Ciudad Madero.

The company said the blast happened at a coker plant that wasn’t operating because of maintenance work being carried out at the time of the accident.

The blast didn’t start a bigger fire and the installations were not damaged.


Pemex said experts will investigate what caused the accident.

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