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    Blast at Pemex Processing Plant Kills One Worker, Injures Several Others

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    An explosion at one of Mexico's Pemex processing plants has led to the death of one of the workers.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – An explosion at one of Mexico’s state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) processing plants has led to the death of one of the workers, the company said in a statement.

    "This accident caused the intoxication of three workers of Pemex, who were carrying out maintenance work, and the unfortunate death of one of them," the company said in a statement a copy of which was released on its official Twitter account.

    The explosion was caused by a leakage of hydrogen sulfide at the U-501 refinery.

    "There were no effects on the refinery which continues to operate on a regular basis," Pemex said in its statement.

    Local media reports say the number of injured in the explosion stands at 9, two of them have been hospitalized.

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