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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:35 PM

Explosion at Pemex headquarters, workers injured [Mexico City]

Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) An explosion in the basement of a building next to the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company in the capital left several workers injured Thursday, the company said.

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said workers have been evacuated from the building. A reporter at the scene saw rescue workers trying to free several workers trapped in the building.

Local media reported that at least one person had died. Television images showed people being evacuated on office chairs, and gurneys. Most of them showed injuries likely caused by falling debris.

Pemex said in a Tweet that several workers were injured in the blast but no one answered at its offices.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/explosion-pemex-headquarters-workers-injured





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Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #1
Eugene Jan 2013 #2
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Eugene Jan 2013 #4
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #5
Bosonic Feb 2013 #6
nikto Feb 2013 #7

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:07 PM

1. Report: 5 dead, 30 trapped, 75 injured



06:06 PM ET
Report: 5 dead, 30 trapped after blast rocks oil company office

Update 6:50 p.m. ET - Citing the Mexico City district governor, Mexican CNN affiliate FOROtv is reporting five dead, 75 injured, 30 trapped after an explosion at the Pemex oil company offices in Mexico City.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/31/explosion-rocks-oil-company-office/


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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:32 PM

2. Reuters: 14 killed in explosion at oil giant Pemex's Mexico City headquarters, 80 injured

BREAKING NEWS: 14 killed in explosion at oil giant Pemex's Mexico City headquarters, 80 injured: Mexican interior minister

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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:42 PM

3. Here's a link to Pemex's tweet, but it is in Spanish

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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:57 PM

4. Explosion at Mexican oil giant Pemex offices kills 14

Source: Reuters

Explosion at Mexican oil giant Pemex offices kills 14

By Alexandra Alper
MEXICO CITY | Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:49pm EST

(Reuters) - An explosion rocked the Mexico City headquarters of state oil giant Pemex on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 80 others, the government said.

The blast, which media reports said was caused by machinery, hit the lower floors of the downtown building, throwing debris into the streets and sending workers running outside.

Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told Mexican television the blast had killed 14 people and injured 80. It was not yet clear what caused the explosion, and the death toll could still rise, he added.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/01/us-mexico-pemex-idUSBRE90U1FF20130201

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:20 AM

5. Update: Government says death toll in Mexico oil company office explosion climbs to 25; 101 injured



Update: Government says death toll in Mexico oil company office explosion climbs to 25; 101 injured - @AP

https://twitter.com/BreakingNews/status/297212084972826625



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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:09 AM

6. 32 die in Mexico oil company office building blast

MEXICO CITY (AP) Rescuers searched for survivors Friday and authorities promised a thorough investigation after an office building blast killed 32 people and injured 121 at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos.

The cause of the basement explosion in an administrative building next to the iconic, 51-story Pemex tower in Mexico City remained a mystery, with President Enrique Pena Nieto urging people not to speculate. Theories ranged from an electrical fire to an air conditioning problem to a possible attack.

"We have no conclusive report on the reason," Pena Nieto told reporters. "We will work to get to the bottom of the investigation to find out, first, what happened ... and if there are people responsible in this case, that we apply the full weight of the law against them."

Pemex Director Emilio Lozoya said Friday that the death toll had risen to 32, with 121 people were treated for injuries after Thursday's blast. He said that rescue efforts continue and people still could be trapped.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/25-die-mexico-oil-company-office-building-blast

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:43 AM

7. CUI BONO??

Who benefits?

If you want to know who might be behind the explosion,
a simple CUI BONO should get your answer.


Any ideas out there?

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