EPN visits Pemex plant in Coatzacoalcos

President Enrique Peña Nieto traveled to the site of the blast accompanied by federal authorities.

(Photo: Taken from Peña Nieto's Twitter)
English 21/04/2016 20:23 Newsroom Actualizada 20:23

President Enrique Peña Nieto and federal authorities visit the vinyl petrochemical plant, located in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

This morning, the Mexican president expressed his condolences to the families of the 13 victims of the explosion occurred on Wednesday.

The president traveled to the site of the blast accompanied by Minister of the Interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong; Minister of National Defense, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda; Minister of Health, José Narro; Minister of Public Education, Aurelio Nuño; and Attorney General, Arely Gómez.

The explosion, which killed 13 and injured 136, occurred at a vinyl petrochemical plant, a joint venture between Pemex's petrochemical unit and Mexican plastic pipe maker Mexichem.