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Pemex recovers all five bodies of missing workers in Veracruz explosion

Ixhuatlán, Veracruz — Pemex says they have found all five bodies reported missing during a February 23 explosion. The five missing were Pemex workers.

On Saturday, authorities in Veracruz said the remains of all five Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) workers were finally recovered from the ashes of an area of a crude oil storage center that exploded at the end of February in Veracruz.

The Attorney General of Veracruz, Verónica Hernández Giadáns, explained that they managed to locate and remove the bodies of the workers who died in the incident that occurred in caverns of the Tuzandépetl Strategic Storage Center in the municipality of Ixhuatlán.

“The five bodies have already been found at the scene of the events and, as far as I am aware, a body has already been analyzed and identified,” she said.

On February 23, an explosion occurred at the Pemex Crude Storage Center with a balance of five workers missing. Two bodies were recovered within two days of the explosion. As of Saturday, the final three were recovered from the explosion site.