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Death toll in Mexican chemical plant blast rises to 24

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PEMEX BLAST. A handout picture made available by the El Heraldo De Coatzacoalcos newspaper shows emergency team members working at the premises of a Pemex petrochemical complex following a strong explosion, in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, April 20, 2016. Photo by El Heraldo De Coatzacoalcos/EPA

This same plant previously suffers a blast in 1991 that officially left 6 dead, although local media said the toll was much higher

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Apr. 23, 2016) — The death toll from a powerful blast at a petrochemical plant in Mexico climbed to 24 on Thursday, April 21, after authorities were able to enter the facility, state-run oil giant Pemex said.

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