10 killed in Mexico gas facility fire: Pemex | world | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
May 23, 2017-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

10 killed in Mexico gas facility fire: Pemex

At least 10 people died when a fire erupted at a gas facility owned by Mexican energy giant Pemex near the US border on Tuesday, the state-run energy company said.

world Updated: Sep 19, 2012 02:21 IST

At least 10 people died when a fire erupted at a gas facility owned by Mexican energy giant Pemex near the US border on Tuesday, the state-run energy company said.

The incident took place at a plant located off near the border city of Reynosa in northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

"Petroleos Mexicanos regrets to report that at this moment the death of 10 people has been confirmed due to this accident," a company statement said.

The fire, which broke out at 10:45 am (1545 GMT), also damaged a pipeline and control valves of the gas reception facility.