MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – A fire in a gas pipeline in Mexico’s Puebla state, caused by a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) leak in an illegal location, is under control, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos) state oil company said. rice field.
On Friday, Puebla’s Department of Public Security said on social media that an explosion had occurred in the Pemex gas pipeline in Amozoc municipality. No injuries or fatalities have been reported.
Pemex said in a statement on Friday, “Only property damage was recorded as a result of the action following strict protocols. However, work continues to contain the combustion leak and restore normal conditions in the area. ‘ said.
Pemex specialists discovered an illegal gas intake at the Amozok pipeline site, the company said, adding that the LPG leak was caused by unprofessional welding.
Local media reports said the gas pipeline explosion occurred around 10:45 (15:45 GMT) on Friday, destroying two homes and damaging several buildings and a vehicle.
Firefighters and Pemex called for the evacuation of people within a 500-meter (0.3-mile) radius so that the fire from the blast could be extinguished.
https://sputniknews.com/20220827/accident-at-pemex-gas-pipeline-in-central-mexico-under-control-company-says-1100050777.html Accident at central Mexico Pemex gas pipeline under control, firm says