Mexican officials say oil spill avoided in blaze that killed 4 workers on offshore platform

April 2, 2015 4:26 AM

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Mexican officials say oil spill avoided in blaze that killed 4 workers on offshore platform

This frame grab of a video from the news station Noticias Ciudad del Carmen shows a fire burning at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico along the Mexican coast before sunrise on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The fire broke out overnight at the Abkatun Permanente platform, located in the Campeche Sound, near the coast of the Mexican states of Campeche and Tabasco. (AP Photo/Noticias Ciudad del Carmen via APTN) (The Associated Press)

MEXICO CITY – A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill.

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