On Wednesday afternoon a fire was registered at the “General Lázaro Cárdenas” refinery in Minatitlán, Veracruz, which is attended by personnel from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
— CPM Veracruz 🇲🇽 (@CPMVeracruz) April 7, 2021
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Through social networks, the Secretariat of Civil Protection of Veracruz reported that its staff, in coordination with workers from the municipality, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) and the National Guard established a security perimeter and maintain prepared units of fire protection.
⭕Elements of the State and Municipal CP, SEDENA, National Guard and Municipal Police established a security perimeter and keep fire fighting units ready.
⚠️ The population is asked to heed the indications of the task forces in the place.
– Secretariat of Civil Protection of Veracruz (@PCEstatalVer) April 7, 2021
Ángel Carrizales, director of the Security, Energy and Environment Agency, a decentralized body of Semarnat, indicated that the agency is following up on the events.
The @agencia_asea is monitoring the event that occurs at the moment in the #Refinery Lázaro Cárdenas in #Minatitlan, #Veracruz. The events that are recorded are due to the fire in a gasoline transfer pump. We will be reporting.
– Ángel Carrizales (@acarrizales_) April 7, 2021
For its part, Pemex pointed out that so far no deaths or serious injuries have been reported.
– Mexican Petroleum (@Pemex) April 8, 2021