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Mexico says Pemex blast caused by gas build-up, not explosives

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HENRY ROMERO

A rescue worker from the Mexican rescue team known as "Topos" waves to the media after leaving the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, following a deadly blast, in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Mexican rescue workers found three more bodies over the weekend amid the rubble of the deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex, the government said, as search efforts appeared to near a close.The...more

A rescue worker from the Mexican rescue team known as "Topos" waves to the media after leaving the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, following a deadly blast, in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Mexican rescue workers found three more bodies over the weekend amid the rubble of the deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex, the government said, as search efforts appeared to near a close.The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands at 36, Pemex said via Twitter. Rescue workers had been digging through the last sections of the building's basement and could soon call off their search. One person was reported still missing. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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HENRY ROMERO

Family members and friends carry the coffin of Pemex employee Enrique Hernandez, who died in an explosion at the at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, at a cemetery in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Hernandez's body was among three bodies rescue workers found over the weekend amid the rubble of a deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex. The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands...more

Family members and friends carry the coffin of Pemex employee Enrique Hernandez, who died in an explosion at the at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, at a cemetery in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Hernandez's body was among three bodies rescue workers found over the weekend amid the rubble of a deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex. The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands at 36, Pemex said via Twitter. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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HENRY ROMERO

Family members and friends gather around the coffin of Pemex employee Enrique Hernandez, who died in an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, at a cemetery in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Hernandez's body was among three bodies rescue workers found over the weekend amid the rubble of a deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex. The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands...more

Family members and friends gather around the coffin of Pemex employee Enrique Hernandez, who died in an explosion at the headquarters of state-owned oil giant Pemex, at a cemetery in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Hernandez's body was among three bodies rescue workers found over the weekend amid the rubble of a deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex. The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands at 36, Pemex said via Twitter. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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EDGARD GARRIDO

A Pemex employee wears a black ribbon during a mass in honour of the Pemex employees, who died in an explosion at the company's headquarters, in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Mexican rescue workers found three more bodies over the weekend amid the rubble of the deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex, the government said, as search efforts appeared to near a close.The death toll from Thursday's...more

A Pemex employee wears a black ribbon during a mass in honour of the Pemex employees, who died in an explosion at the company's headquarters, in Mexico City February 4, 2013. Mexican rescue workers found three more bodies over the weekend amid the rubble of the deadly blast that tore through state oil firm Pemex's main office complex, the government said, as search efforts appeared to near a close.The death toll from Thursday's explosion stands at 36, Pemex said via Twitter. One person was reported still missing. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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