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  • Death Toll Rises to 32 in Mexico Petrochemical Plant Blast

  • More than 130 people in all suffered injuries when the explosion rocked the plant in Coatzacoalcos, 370 miles southeast of Mexico City

Rosa Villalobos holds holds up a photo of her son, Luis Alfonso Ruiz, as she tries to get information on his whereabouts outside one of the main entrances to the Pajaritos petrochemical complex in the city of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Thursday, April, 21, 2016. Ruiz is one of several workers still unaccounted for while at least 13 people are now confirmed dead and scores of others have been injured in an explosion inside this plant. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez), photo: AP/Félix Márquez

25 of April 2016 12:18:47

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's state oil company says that searchers have recovered four more bodies from a petrochemical plant wrecked by a huge explosion on the country's Gulf coast, raising the death toll to 32.Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in a statement Sunday that rescuers with dogs had reached some of the area's most affected by Wednesday's blast and had located more bodies. It said all the workers in the plant that day have been located.The company said more than 130 people in all suffered injuries when the explosion rocked the plant in Coatzacoalcos, 600 kilometers (370 miles) southeast of Mexico City.Pemex has said the explosion happened after a leak but has not determined the source.The Clorados 3 plant of Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilo produces the hazardous industrial chemical vinyl chloride.



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