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.
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.