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World in Brief / MEXICO

4 oil workers still missing in storm

October 26, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Rescuers were searching stormy Gulf of Mexico seas for four oil workers still missing after a drilling rig collided with an offshore platform.

Two survivors of Tuesday's collision have been found, as well as another body, bringing the death toll to 19, Mexico's state oil company said. Most of the victims drowned after their life rafts were swamped by high seas.

Pemex said a work crew was at the scene evaluating ways to stop a leak at the platform, which the company said handled mainly gas and some crude oil.

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