Campeche oil platform fire kills two workers and injures eight

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CAMPECHE — Mexico’s state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight, according to an AP report.

Petroleos Mexico said via Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun A platform off the coast of the southern state of Campeche was brought under control Sunday Feb. 7 and the installation was never abandoned.

One Pemex employee and a worker for a contractor died in the blaze. Six of the injured were hospitalized and two were treated and released.

Pemex said the fire began in an area of compression equipment but has not given any information on the cause.