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two dead in a massive fire at a refinery

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On Thursday they reported that two fires had left eight workers injured and five missing.. The events occurred in a refinery in the town of Minatitlán and later in a pipeline in the town of Tuzandepetl, where the fire broke out after powerful explosions, according to reports from Civil Protection and witnesses quoted by local media.

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Five workers suffered burns at the Lázaro Cárdenas refineryaccording to the Minatitlán emergency care agency. The flames at this facility have already been put out.. Meanwhile, in Tuzandepetl the conflagration injured three workersPemex said in a statement.

“Extensive efforts are underway to locate five more workers”added the report, indicating that the fire, which has already been controlled, originated in a drilling rig at a crude storage center. As a result of that emergency, it was necessary to evacuate the students and staff of a university in the area.

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Several accidents have occurred in recent years in Pemex factories, in some cases with fatalities. The infrastructure of the oil company has also been affected by fuel thieves. In the most serious event, in January 2019the fire and subsequent explosion of a pipeline that was looted left 137 dead in the town of Tlahuelilpanin the central state of Hidalgo.

Source: Ambito

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