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Mystery persists in Mexico oil firm blast

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The cause of a deadly explosion at the headquarters of Mexico's state-owned oil firm remained shrouded in mystery Friday, with authorities investigating if it was an accident or an attack 24 hours later. 

A Mexican Red Cross member takes off his boots during a break at the headquarters of state-owned Mexican oil giant Pemex, in Mexico City on February 1, 2013. The cause of a deadly explosion at the headquarters of the oil firm remained shrouded in mystery Friday, with authorities investigating if it was an accident or an attack 24 hours later.

As the toll jumped to 33 dead and 121 injured, government and Pemex company officials had yet to pinpoint what was behind the blast that ripped through the annex of the firm's Mexico City skyscraper Thursday afternoon.

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