Two Local Families Waiting for Answers After Fatal Refinery Explosion in New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two Permian Basin families are still waiting for answers, three days after their loved ones died in a New Mexico refinery explosion.

Natividad Andujo of Odessa and Victor Villa of Midland were killed when a storage tank exploded at the Navajo Refinery in Artesia on Tuesday.

Andujo's brother, Roman, tells NewsWest Nine, he got a call about thirty minutes after it happened.

So far, only one of the bodies has been found and was transported to Albuquerque for identification.

"They haven't given us a cause.  They just said they were going to identify the body.  We're all waiting for them to find them both. Then both families can be at peace.  We want them to find them both," Andujo said.

Andujo also said, he spoke to supervisors with Northwest Insulation, the company the men worked for, and they say crews are working diligently to find the second body.