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

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


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Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, said the blast Friday 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.