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Mexico probes if blast was attack or accident, 33 dead

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Rescue workers stand outside the damaged headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rescue workers stand outside the damaged headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rescue workers stand outside the damaged headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A view of the inside of the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (2nd R) and Pemex Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya (L) visit a woman injured during an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex at a hospital in Mexico City in this picture provided by the Mexico Presidency February 1, 2013. Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex on Friday after a powerful explosion killed at least 33 people and threw a spotlight onto the state-run company's poor safety record. Scenes of confusion and chaos outside the downtown tower block in Mexico City have dealt another blow to Pemex's image, just as Mexico's new president is seeking to court outside investment for the 75-year-old monopoly. REUTERS/Mexico Presidency/Handout

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (2nd R) and Pemex Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya (L) visit a woman injured during an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex at a hospital in Mexico City in this picture provided by the Mexico...more

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (2nd R) and Pemex Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya (L) visit a woman injured during an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex at a hospital in Mexico City in this picture provided by the Mexico Presidency February 1, 2013. Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex on Friday after a powerful explosion killed at least 33 people and threw a spotlight onto the state-run company's poor safety record. Scenes of confusion and chaos outside the downtown tower block in Mexico City have dealt another blow to Pemex's image, just as Mexico's new president is seeking to court outside investment for the 75-year-old monopoly. REUTERS/Mexico Presidency/Handout
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A cyclist rides past crosses set up for deceased miners in Sabinas January 15, 2013. Everyday, thousands of miners go to work in the unregulated coals mines of northern Mexico knowing they may not return. Facing death on a daily basis has become a fact of life for these men as they struggle to scrape out a living in an environment bereft of rules and regulations, lacking even the most basic equipment. Unregulated mines are legal in Mexico. A company buys or leases land from a cooperative and is legally allowed to mine on it, but is not subject to any regulations. Despite the dangers, some 30,000 miners find themselves willing to take the risk, approaching their job with a matter-of-fact philosophy. Picture taken January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A cyclist rides past crosses set up for deceased miners in Sabinas January 15, 2013. Everyday, thousands of miners go to work in the unregulated coals mines of northern Mexico knowing they may not return. Facing death on a daily basis has become a...more

A cyclist rides past crosses set up for deceased miners in Sabinas January 15, 2013. Everyday, thousands of miners go to work in the unregulated coals mines of northern Mexico knowing they may not return. Facing death on a daily basis has become a fact of life for these men as they struggle to scrape out a living in an environment bereft of rules and regulations, lacking even the most basic equipment. Unregulated mines are legal in Mexico. A company buys or leases land from a cooperative and is legally allowed to mine on it, but is not subject to any regulations. Despite the dangers, some 30,000 miners find themselves willing to take the risk, approaching their job with a matter-of-fact philosophy. Picture taken January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) speaks to the media after visiting people injured in the Pemex blast, in Mexico City February 1, 2013. Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex on Friday after a powerful explosion killed at least 32 people and threw a spotlight back onto the state-run company's poor safety record. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) speaks to the media after visiting people injured in the Pemex blast, in Mexico City February 1, 2013. Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex on...more

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) speaks to the media after visiting people injured in the Pemex blast, in Mexico City February 1, 2013. Rescue workers pulled out more bodies from debris at the headquarters of Mexican state oil giant Pemex on Friday after a powerful explosion killed at least 32 people and threw a spotlight back onto the state-run company's poor safety record. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Paramedics wheel an injured person to a helicopter at the parking lot of the state-run oil company Pemex after an explosion in Mexico City January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Paramedics wheel an injured person to a helicopter at the parking lot of the state-run oil company Pemex after an explosion in Mexico City January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Paramedics wheel an injured person to a helicopter at the parking lot of the state-run oil company Pemex after an explosion in Mexico City January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo
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Workers carry a body recovered from the site of an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

Workers carry a body recovered from the site of an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

Workers carry a body recovered from the site of an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex in Mexico City February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya
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