A violent explosion shook Mexico City's Pemex headquarters. The state controlled oil concern is facing increased scrutiny for poor safety regulation.
Three people are dead and at least 60 injured after a daytime explosion struck a plant in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos. Surrounding areas were evacuated, schools shut and residents told to remain inside.
A powerful gas explosion has struck a Mexico City children's hospital, killing at least 2 and injuring around 50 more. Authorities believe additional victims are still buried in the rubble.
At least four people died after a fire erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 300 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle to extinguish the blaze, according to Mexico's Pemex energy company.
Mexico has confirmed it received a request from the US for the extradition of jailed drug dealer Joaquin Guzman just over two weeks ahead of his escape from jail. Guzman is wanted on cocaine smuggling and other charges.
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