Thursday, October 25, 2007
Mexican Oil Rig Accident Kills 18
At least 18 workers have died after huge waves knocked a drilling platform and an oil rig together in the gulf of Mexico, setting off gas and oil leaks. Mexico's state oil company, Pemex, says 61 people were rescued from life rafts but several are still missing at sea. Pemex said it would take several days to control the leaks but they were not as bad as originally feared. The bad weather forced the Mexican authorities to close the main oil exporting ports in the Gulf of Mexico.