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Workers injured in Bosnia refinery blast

AFP  |  Sarajevo 

An explosion at a Russian-owned refinery in Bosnia injured several workers late Tuesday, local television reported quoting officials.

The blast at the plant in the northern town of Brod, on the border with Croatia, occurred around 9:30 pm (1930 GMT), RTRS television reported, quoting 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 were expected to bring the fire under control soon, Jovicic said.

The injured workers were hospitalised, he said, but he could not elaborate on their number or the severity of their injuries.

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. 02:45 IST