Three Die in Accident

Petoleos Mexicanos released a statement saying that three of its workers died in an accident while the men were cleaning an oil and gas pipeline in Veracruz.

The Potrero del Llano-Naranjos pipeline has been out of commission since the end of September because of a leak. The pipeline had been undergoing physical inspections when the men were cleaning it.

The men were poisoned when a pocket of gas escaped from the pipeline. Pemex reassures that there is no threat to the public.

The accident has been reported to the Public Ministry agency, which will investigate the exact cause of the accident.