Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said on Wednesday it was fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, home to the country's biggest oil field, and that about 300 workers have been evacuated from the platform.
Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said on Wednesday it was fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay. (Google Maps)
Pemex said on Twitter that a fire had broken out on the Abkatun Permanente platform overnight and eight firefighting boats were tackling the blaze.
Local media reported that 15 people were injured and taken to hospitals. Pemex could not immediately confirm this.
Pemex has suffered a number of accidents in recent years, with at least 37 people killed by a blast at the company's Mexico City headquarters in 2013. Another 26 people were killed at a fire in a Pemex natural gas facility in September 2012.