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Workers injured in Bosnia oil refinery blast: report

AFP  |  Sarajevo 

An explosion at a Russian-owned refinery in Bosnia slightly injured eight workers, local television reported citing officials.

The blast at the plant in the northern town of Brod, on the border with Croatia, occurred around 9:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Tuesday, RTRS television reported, citing the of the municipality,

The cause of the explosion at Bosnia's sole refinery, which sparked a fire, was not immediately known.

Firefighters were sent to the scene and brought the blaze under control, RTRS reported.

Eight workers, who sustained minor injuries, were treated by the local health centre, its told RTRS.

The Russian state-controlled Zarubezneft company holds a majority stake in the refinery, which can handle up to 1.2 million tonnes of per year.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 04:49 IST