One dead, five missing in Mexican offshore platform fire

AFP , Monday 23 Aug 2021

Pemex said it had launched an investigation into the blaze, which it reported was brought under control an hour after it started

Mexican oil and gas Pemex
File Photo: A Pemex gas station is seen in Mexico City in this March 3, 2016. REUTERS

A fire on an offshore platform operated by Mexican oil and gas giant Pemex has left one person dead, six injured and five missing, the state-run company said Monday.

 
The accident occurred on Sunday in the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Pemex reported.
 
"The exhaustive search for the missing personnel continues," it said in a statement.
 
Pemex said it had launched an investigation into the blaze, which it reported was brought under control an hour after it started.
 
It did not give details about the accident or the condition of the injured.
 
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wished those injured a swift recovery and said he hoped the missing would be found soon.
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