Massive Explosion At Mexican Oil Company

Fourteen have reportedly died and 80 were injured after the blast.

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2. The explosion happened Thursday at the building adjacent to the executive tower of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil company.

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3. In addition to the at least 14 dead and dozens more injured, as many as 30 people were trapped in the debris, the AP reports.

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Firefighters belonging to the Tacubaya sector and workers dig for survivors.

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4. PEMEX tweeted earlier today that the building was evacuated before the explosion because of electricity issues.

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5. It’s still unclear what the exact source of the explosion was.

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6. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said the death toll could still rise, according to local reports.

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A soldier stands guard outside the Pemex headquarters after the explosion.

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