25 Killed in Blast at Mexican State Oil Company Headquarters
An explosion rocked the offices of Mexico’s state oil company Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 101, Mexico’s interior minister said.
Dozens of people were trapped in the building after the explosion, Foro TV reported. It was unclear how many of them had been pulled to safety, or whether anyone remained stuck inside late Thursday, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told reporters.
More than five hours after the blast, rescuers had pulled at least one survivor from the rubble, Mexico’s president said in a Twitter post.
Crews were still searching Thursday night for people who could be trapped in the Pemex office complex, which includes one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers.