An explosion occurred at 05:17 hours on the Nohoch Alfa oil platform belonging to the Mexican state oil company PEMEX, located in the Gulf of Mexico, 80 kilometers off the coast of Campeche state of Mexico.
Smoke covered the sky as a large fire broke out after the explosion.
While 6 people were injured at the scene, 4 fire fighting ships were sent to intervene in the flames. The 321 workers on the platform were evacuated by boats.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated at a press conference that 3 or 4 workers were missing due to the incident. Search and rescue efforts continue in the area.