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Mexico : The oil company exploded skyscraper

Mexico City : Mexico | Jan 31, 2013 at 11:12 PM PST
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Firefighters work at the refinery of Mexico's state oil company Pemex

Prozoshla tragedy in the office of Pemex

A powerful blast in an office skyscraper Mexican energy giant, has caused numerous casualties.

The total number of wounded in the explosion in the building of the state oil company of Mexico in the capital more than 100 people, doctors urge people to donate blood to help the victims, according to local authorities.

Earlier, Interior Minister of Mexico Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said that the tragedy killed 25 people.

The minister said that the death toll could rise, and cause of the explosion is not yet known. Earlier it was reported that the explosion occurred in the basement due to leakage and accumulation of gas, another version was an explosion at an electrical substation room.

Arrived on the scene the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto already ordered to provide all necessary assistance to the victims and carrying out a thorough investigation into the causes of the tragedy. In his microblog on Twitter Head of State has expressed condolences to the bereaved families.

Building suffered significant damage, according to the partial collapse. In the high-rise building Pemex broken windows, and on the lower floor are visible severe damage. The authorities informed that the danger of complete collapse there. It is also reported that the affected building will not resume its work before its thorough examination.

The state company Pemex is now one of the largest in the world. By law, it has the exclusive rights to explore and produce oil in the country, and almost 60% of revenues go to the state budget.

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