Huge Explosion at Refinery in Mexico


    9/19/2012 -- Incident occurs around the 18 second mark. Explosion on refinery in Mexico. The state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported the death of 30 contractors/PEMEX workers and 42 injured at the Centro Receptor de Gas y Condensados de Pemex Exploración y Producción located in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Mexico. Emergency serives, local police, estate police, Federal police and military personel cordoned the area and shuting down the Monterrey-Reynosa Highway. Firefighters from Reynosa, Monterrey and the surroundings counties rush to the scene to control the fire that took over 10 hours to be controled. At this time at some workers remain missing. Some unofficial sources mention that casualties may be over 50 workers.