4 dead, 16 injured in Gulf of Mexico oil rig fire

April 1, 2015 5:55 PM

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4 dead, 16 injured in Gulf of Mexico oil rig fire

Four people were killed and 16 were injured after an oil rig burst into flame in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, Mexico's state-run oil company said.

The Abkatun Permanente platform, which sits in the middle of Campeche Bay, erupted in fire in the early morning and forced the evacuation of nearly 300 workers, Pemex said.

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