4 dead, 16 injured in Mexican oil rig fire

April 1, 2015 5:41 PM

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MEXICO CITY – A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico's state-owned oil company said Wednesday.

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said on its Twitter account that the death toll had risen from one to four. In an earlier statement, the company said that two of the injured workers were in serious condition.

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