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Explosion on offshore Petrobras oil vessel kills 3 in Brazil
Explosion on offshore Petrobras oil vessel kills 3 in Brazil

An explosion on an offshore oil vessel operated by Brazil's troubled energy giant, Petrobras, killed at least three workers Wednesday and left six missing, according to a company statement and union reports. The explosion took place around midday off the coast of Espirito Santo state, where the oil company, dogged in recent months by a corruption scandal and safety concerns, was running operations on the Cidade de Sao Mateus vessel with the Norwegian company BW Offshore. There were 74 workers on board at the time of the blast, the state-run Petrobras said. Besides the three who were confirmed dead and the six missing, 10 were evacuated by helicopter to the coastal city of Vitoria...

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