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‘Eye of fire’: Gas leak sparks huge blaze on ocean surface off Mexico

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Flames that raged near a Pemex oil platform took more than five hours to extinguish

A fire on the ocean surface west of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula has been extinguished, state oil company Pemex said, blaming a gas leak from an underwater pipeline for sparking the blaze captured in videos that went viral.

Bright orange flames jumping out of water resembling molten lava was dubbed an “eye of fire” on social media due to the blaze’s circular shape, as it raged a short distance from a Pemex oil platform early on Friday.

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from The Guardian https://ift.tt/3yh3kex
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