VIDEO: Pemex Headquarters Explosion in Mexico City Kills 14

An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company in the capital Thursday heavily damaged three floors of the building, sending hundreds into the streets and a large plume of smoke over the skyline.

An explosion at Pemex main headquarters — Mexico’s state-owned oil company in the Mexico City killed 14 people and injured 80 on Thursday. The explosion heavily damaged three floors of the building. Hundreds of people waited in the streets, witness much debris and a large plume of smoke over the skyline.

The building is a 52-story tower owned by Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. The explosion occurred at the main floor and the mezzanine of the auxiliary building. No confirmation yet whether the explosion was caused by natural gas or a terrorist act.

The building located at Avenida Marina Nacional 329 Col. Huasteca was finished in 1984, and was the tallest building in Mexico City until 2002.


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