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Worker killed, nine hurt in Bosnia refinery blast

AFP  |  Sarajevo 

An explosion at a Russian-owned refinery in Bosnia killed one worker and injured nine more, police said on Wednesday.

The cause of the blast at Bosnia's sole refinery in the northern town of late Tuesday, which sparked a fire, was still not known, a police said.

"One person was killed and nine were injured," told AFP.

"Six injured were hospitalised but their lives are not endangered," she added.

of the local health centre Predojevic said overnight that eight workers sustained minor injuries.

The fire was contained around midnight (2200 GMT).

The Russian state-controlled Zarubezneft company holds a majority stake in the refinery which employes around 900 people.

It can handle up to 1.2 million tonnes of per year.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 13:20 IST