Death toll of 39 in fire in Venezuelan refinery
From Paraguaná Refining Center in Falcón state, west Venezuela, Vice-President Elías Jaua promised to continue working all night long as fires remained in some parts of the facilities where two gas tanks exploited on Saturday morning
- Two injured people admitted to hospital die
- Eviction of sectors of San Rafael, Judibana and Creolandia in Falcón state
- Venezuelan Government decrees three days of mourning
- Oil Minister: Amuay is to resume operations in two days
- Venezuelan authorities confirm 26 fatalities in refinery blast
- Workers exact state of emergency in Pdvsa
- Expert team enquires into blast in Amuay refinery
- Blast at Venezuela's major oil refinery Amuay
He made an account of the event unleashed by the blast on Saturday morning of two gas tanks. He explained that 18 National Guard officers died, in addition to 15 relatives. The rest of the slain has not been identified.
Thirteen families who resided nearby were taken to Punto Fijo Naval Base.
As regards physical damages, he spelled out that 209 houses and 11 stores crumbled.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.