Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Breaking - Massive explosion on oil platform in Gulf of Mexico,

An explosion and ensuing fire have hit an oil platform belonging to Mexico’s state PEMEX petroleum giant in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the evacuation of about 300 workers. Several employees have been injured.
PEMEX said on Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun Permanente platform in Campeche Bay broke out overnight and eight firefighting boats were tackling the blaze. Initial reports suggest at least 15 people have been injured, the Tabasco Hoy news website reported. The injured were airlifted to a hospital in the city of Ciudad de Carmen. In recent years Pemex – Latin America’s second largest company - has suffered a number of accidents. At least 37 people were killed by a blast at the company's Mexico City headquarters in 2013. Another fire in a Pemex natural gas facility in September 2012 claimed 26 lives. The incident comes nearly five years after the devastating 2010 BP incident in the Gulf of Mexico – the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. Breaking news
http://rt.com/news/245961-mexico-oil-platform-fire/

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