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Explosion at Turkish oil refinery kills 4, injures 2

AP  |  Istanbul 

Turkey's state-run agency says four people have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in Izmir.

Anadolu Agency said the blast occurred today during maintenance work on a product tank at the Tupras oil refinery, killing four workers and injuring two others.

Bayram Yilmaz, the governor for the Aliaga district in Izmir province, western Turkey, said that the blast occurred during work on a naphtha gas tank that had been out of use for a long time and confirmed that the explosion was an accident caused by gas pressure in a boiler.

Dogan private agency reported that Yilmaz said there was no fire at the site and that production is continuing at the facility operated by Tupras.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 15:42 IST
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