Pemex Says 500 People Evacuated for Gas Leak, no Injuries

Reuters

MEXICO CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Mexcan state oil company Pemex said around 500 people had been temporarily evacuated near the city of Salamanca in central Mexico due to a gas leak caused by an illegal pipeline tap, though no injuries were reported.

The valves on the affected stretch were closed on the Valtierrilla-Abasolo pipeline as workers sought to disperse the gas cloud, Pemex said on its Twitter account.

(Writing by Dave Graham)

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