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Mexico’s Pemex confirmed on Wednesday that it evacuated 85 workers from a platform in the Bay of Campeche after a gas leak.

The workers were evacuated from the satellite Sihil-A platform in the Gulf of Mexico after a leak was discovered at the platform, the company said on Twitter.

No injuries or fires have been reported and Pemex said it has the gas leak under control.

A Pemex spokesperson told Reuters the leak began around 9 p.m local time on Tuesday, but further details have not been released.

The leak marks the third time in six months that the state owned company has evacuated workers from the Bay of Campeche.

In April, four workers died and forty five others required medical attention after a blaze broke out at the Abkatun Permanente platform in the Bay of Campeche.

Mexico’s attorney general opened a probe into the accident that could lead to criminal charges.

Just one month later, two Pemex workers died during a maintenance accident at the company’s shallow water Abkatun-Pol-Chuc oil field in the Bay of Campeche when a “failure” took out one of the platform’s leg.

Ten workers received medical treatment for injuries sustained during the accident and the platform was evacuated.


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