Three people die in ammonia leak at Mexican pipeline

21 August 2013 15:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Three people died after ammonia leaked from the Cosoleacaque-Salina Cruz pipeline in Oaxaca, Mexico, state-owned energy company Pemex said late on Tuesday.

The leak also caused about 1,500 people to be evacuated, the company said.

The pipeline leak originated from a break caused by the private company Cuadro Rojo, which was expanding a highway, Pemex said.

Pemex had controlled the leak.

By: Al Greenwood
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