Three dead in blast at Mexico's Pemex

April 21, 2016 2:32 AM

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Three people have died and at least 58 workers were injured Wednesday in an explosion at Mexico's national oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos or Pemex.

Forty-seven more people who are not employees also were hurt, Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte de Ochoa said in a tweet regarding the explosion at a Pemex complex in the port city of Coatzacoalcos. He described the explosion as "strong."

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