Until the moment they are 26 the deads, 12 serious wounded and other 39 wounded workers of diverse consideration, as a result of an explosion in the facilities of the plant of gas of Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP), to 19 kilometers of Reynosa, in the northeastern State of Tamaulipas, and border with the American population of McAllen, Texas. This fire took place around those10:45 am. This place is a receiving center of condensed gas that is located exactly next to the highway that joins Reynosa and Monterrey, the second city of the country. Ambulances and rescuers went immediately to assist the wounded; a dozen of people with serious wounds.
The flames that ended up reaching more than 40 meters high, forced to evacuate the whole population in a radio of about five kilometers around the plant siniestrada, in which they work more than 700 operatives.
Pemex assured that it applied in an immediate way the plan of emergencies with the closing of the valves for where it passes the gas. All the forces of the Army, the firemen and members of Civil Protection were able to extinguish the fire in two hours.
Civil protection of Tamaulipas evacuated the population that lives in a radio of some five kilometers of the plant, in which San Valentine's neighborhoods and Homesteads are.
This establishment, Pemex, it has suffered this summer others two accidents. August 13 registered an explosion in the refinery 'Francisco Madero', also in Tamaulipas and a fire that it could be caused according to all the indications, to steal fuel, in the State of Hidalgo. And the past September 2 another fire.
In this area it is extracted and it processes natural gas obtained in Cuenca of Burgos fundamentally.
Of all the accidents that have happened in Pemex it was that of San Martin Texmelucan, in Puebla; in the 29 people died; year 2010. And other previously, October 23, 2007 in the platform Usumacinta whose balance in lives belonged to 22 dead workers; this took place to 75 kilometers of City of Carmen, in front of the state of Campeche, in Gulf of Mexico.