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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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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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