Update: AFP reporting 4 dead in blast.
Update: PEMEX has confirmed the death of 1 employee in the Campeche Bay explosion.
Mexico’s state-owned PEMEX says an oil platform has exploded in Campeche Bay. 300 workers have been evacuated and the company says 8 boats are attempting to bring the blaze under control.
Here’s the company’s statement posted on Twitter (via Google translate):
We're taking fire that was raised today at dawn in the Abkatun Permanent platform Campeche.. Nearly 300 workers have been evicted platform. To meet the emergency, it has 8 firefighting boats.
Cerca de 300 trabajadores de la plataforma han sido desalojados. Para atender la emergencia, se cuenta con 8 barcos contraincendio— Petróleos Mexicanos (@Pemex) April 1, 2015
— RT en Español (@ActualidadRT) April 1, 2015
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And as for crude: