Mexico probes deadly oil rig blast and fire

April 3, 2015 3:40 AM

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Mexico probes deadly oil rig blast and fire

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have launched an investigation into what caused an explosion and fire on an oil platform operated by state firm Pemex that killed four workers and injured several others.

The attorney general's office said on Thursday it opened an inquiry into possible crimes including property damage and homicide. It deployed officials from the Criminal Investigation Agency, some specialising in fires, explosives and mechanical engineering.

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