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Eight Dead in Khanty-Mansiysk Processing Plant Fire
1.10.2012 10:40
Eight Dead in Khanty-Mansiysk Processing Plant Fire

On Saturday, a huge fire in a Khanty-Mansiysk oil processing plant has left eight people dead and eight injured, local emergency officials reported.

      The fire on the plant, repotedly owned by Invest-Oil and located along the Tyumen-Khanty-Mansiysk highway, started at 10 a.m. Moscow time and covered about 4,000 square meters. Firefighters managed to eliminate the fire at 13:00.

      According to preliminary investigations, the fire could be caused by a gas explosion in the production department.

      All the victims were taken to a district hospital in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Khanty-Mansiysk Russian regions fire   

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