Powerful explosion in the headquarters of Pemex

2. February, 2013 News No comments
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Dramatic accident in Mexico City. In Thursday’s afternoon huge explosion rocked a skyscraper of state oil giant – Pemex. Casualties are high – over 30 fatalities and about 100 injured – reported Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, Interior Minister of Mexico.

The explosion has damaged the ground, first and the second floor of this 214 meter high building. Many people got poisoned by smoke and many panes were broken.
“A really strong explosion and then the glass started raining down,” one of employees said. “There were lots of screams.”
The reasons of the explosion are still unexplained. It could be an explosion of a gas boiler in the near building of Pemex but the investigation is still in progress.

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has a total asset worth of $415.75 billion and is the world’s fourth largest petroleum concern. It mines about 2,5 million barrels of crude oil every day.

For more information switch to:
Death toll climbs to 32 in blast at Mexico’s Pemex headquarters | LOS ANGELES TIMES

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