Death toll from Mexico City explosion rises to 32

Debris is piled outside the headquarters of oil giant Pemex in Mexico's capital. Credit: Reuters

The death toll from an explosion in Mexico City has risen to 32, the head of the country's oil giant Pemex said.

The blast hit the headquarters of state-run Pemex on Thursday afternoon, local time, shattering the lower floors of its downtown tower and sending frightened workers running outside.

More than 100 people were injured, and emergency workers continue to look for more people trapped in the rubble.

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32 dead in Mexico oil HQ blast

An explosion has rocked the ground floor of the Mexico City headquarters of state oil giant Pemex. The company told Reuters that 32 people died in the blast. More than 100 were injured, and many more feared trapped.