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Explosion, fire at refinery in Canada: media

AFP  |  Montreal 

An explosion and fire ripped through an Irvine Oil refinery on Monday in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, reported.

It was not known if there were casualties.

The company confirmed on that a "major incident" occurred at its refinery in St John's,

"We are actively assessing the situation at this time and will share more information when available," it said.

Images posted on showed flames and a column of black smoke rising from the refinery.

Rob Beebe, who lives near the refinery, told he felt his house shake, followed by a blast.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:50 IST
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