Death toll from huge explosion at Mexican chemical plant rises to 13

4/21/2016 CNN

Oil Rig 2 by Flickr user tsuda Photo by Flickr user tsudaThe death toll from a huge explosion at a Mexican petrochemical plant that forced the evacuation of surrounding neighborhoods has risen to 13, authorities said.

Mexico’s national coordinator of civil protection, Luis Felipe Puente, tweeted the revised death toll after visiting the facility in the port of Coatzacoalcos early Thursday.

Officials and management at the facility had said earlier that three people had been killed in the blast and 136 injured, of whom 88 remained hospitalized.

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