‘Eye of fire’ after underwater gas leak in Gulf of Mexico

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An underwater gas leak caused a whirling vortex of fire to spew out of the ocean surface west of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on 3 July. The fire began in an underwater pipeline connected to a platform owned by the state oil company Pemex. The fire took more than five hours to put out and no injuries were reported

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