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17 Sep 2019 | 09:08 PM UTC

Mexico: Explosion reported at oil refinery in Salina Cruz (Oaxaca state) September 17

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Explosion reported at oil refinery in Salina Cruz (Oaxaca state) September 17; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Southwest


A large blast was reported at the Antonio Dovali Jaime oil refinery in Salina Cruz (Oaxaca state) on the afternoon (local time) of Tuesday, September 17. No casualties were immediately reported, and it remains unclear what caused the explosion. Emergency services and firefighters are currently at the scene as of Tuesday afternoon and the area has been cordoned off until further notice.

Transportation and business disruptions are likely in the vicinity in the coming hours. Avoid the area.


Individuals in Salina Cruz are advised to avoid the area of the blast, anticipate consequent transportation disruptions, and adhere to all orders issued by the local authorities.


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