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Blast at Mexico oil plant kills 3, 136 injured

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View of smoke following an explosion at the petrochemical installation of Mexican Oil Company PEMEX in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico on April 20, 2016.
At least 30 employees were injured in the accident. / AFP PHOTO / IGNACIO CARVAJAL

The blast, which was felt from as far as 10 kilometers (6 miles) away, forced the evacuation of nearby schools and businesses

COATZACOALCOS, México (Apr. 21, 2016) — A massive explosion at an oil facility in southeastern Mexico killed at least 3 people and injured 136, sparking panic as it generated a huge plume of toxic smoke, officials said.

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