August 24, 2021
At least five people have been killed and six injured in a fire at an offshore oil platform owned by Mexico’s state-run company Pemex.
Rescue workers are still searching for two people who are missing.
The fire also caused work to be halted at 125 oil wells for which the platform provides gas and electricity.
The incident comes six weeks after a gas leak in an underwater Pemex pipeline triggered a fire on the ocean’s surface in the Gulf of Mexico.