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PEMEX Oil Platform Explodes; Injuries Reported As Hundreds Evacuate

Mexico’s state-owned PEMEX says an oil platform has exploded in Campeche Bay. 300 workers have been evacuated and the company says 8 boats are attempting to bring the blaze under control. 

Here’s the company’s statement posted on Twitter (via Google translate):

We're taking fire that was raised today at dawn in the Abkatun Permanent platform Campeche.. Nearly 300 workers have been evicted platform. To meet the emergency, it has 8 firefighting boats.

Cerca de 300 trabajadores de la plataforma han sido desalojados. Para atender la emergencia, se cuenta con 8 barcos contraincendio

— Petróleos Mexicanos (@Pemex)

 

8 barcos contraincendio atienden la explosión en una plataforma petrolera en

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— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT)

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And as for crude: