Five dead and six injured following Gulf of Mexico platform explosion

Five people have been killed and several others are injured or missing following an explosion at a Pemex oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

An explosion and fire broke out at around 3.10pm on Sunday at the E-Ku-A2 compression and electricity generation platform, which is part of the Ku-Maloob-Zaap production hub in the Campeche Sound in the Gulf of Mexico.

State-owned operator Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) released a statement confirming that five people, one of its own workers and four from contractor firm COTEMAR, had died in the incident.

Meanwhile six others are injured, one of whom is in critical condition, who are being treated in hospital.


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