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Pemex Explosion: Dozens Dead

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The dead toll now stands at 25, as of midnight Thursday. More than 100 are hurt and there are reports of many still trapped after the explosion that torn through an office building in the heart of Mexico City . It's part of the headquarters of one of the biggest companies in the world, Pemex, the state run oil company in Mexico.

There are early reports of a gas build up in the lower levels of the building.  Then the explosion in the office building that is right next to the51-story Pemex tower.  Rescuers are still said to be digging through the rubble, pulling out survivors and those who did not make it . Pemex has been hindered by poor safety records.

Dozens of accidents and explosions have hit the oil company, killing hundreds and injuring thousands through the decades.

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