Rescuers find body in Mexico oil company blast

Rescuers find body in Mexico oil company blast

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Rescue workers and firefighters an injured person after an explosion at an adjacent building to the executive tower of Mexico's state-owned oil company PEMEX, in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil company in the capital killed more than 10 people and injured some 80 as it heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 3 at 5:09 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's state-owned oil company says rescuers have found another body amid the rubble of a headquarters building damaged by a still-unexplained blast. The find raises the death toll of Thursday's explosion to 34 people.

Petroleos Mexicanos operations director Carlos Murrieta says rescue crews are still looking for three people in the rubble, and believe they're in the most damaged part of the building.

Officials still have not given any cause for the explosion, though they have said they suspect it was an accident. The blast also injured 121 people.

Rescuers had concluded their search Friday but resumed operations when they suspected more bodies were in the rubble. The latest body was found Saturday, and the news was announced via Twitter by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

 

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