Sedena removes explosive from Pemex Tower; confirmed


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A bomb threat at the Mexican Petroleum Tower (Pemex) in Mexico City caused a large presence of authorities and emergency teams to respond to the situation. The threat was reported after an alleged explosive device was found inside the building. The Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) was present at the scene, along with the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of the capital.

The initial reports indicated that a grenade was found in the parastatal building, specifically in the interior garden. The building was evacuated, and the military worked to secure the area. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

Coincidentally, the bomb threat occurred on the 11th anniversary of the explosion at the Pemex Executive Tower, which resulted in 37 fatalities and 126 injuries. The 2013 explosion was caused by an accumulation of methane gas in the building.

Following the 2013 incident, authorities conducted an investigation and determined that the explosion was caused by natural gas accumulation, and no traces of fire or residue from explosives were found. Pemex’s director at the time, Emilio Lozoya Austin, assured that work could resume in the administrative center after expert reports confirmed its safety.

In remembrance of the victims of the 2013 explosion, Pemex issued a statement expressing love and respect for the colleagues who lost their lives in the accident. The company also expressed solidarity with the families and friends of the victims.

The bomb threat at Pemex serves as a reminder of the importance of safety and security in the workplace, especially in high-risk environments such as the petroleum industry. It also highlights the need for continued vigilance and preparedness in the face of potential threats.

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