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Blast at a crude oil refinery in S.Africa


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Engen, South African’s second-largest crude oil refinery exploded on Friday in Durban, said a local metropolitan police official.

According to emergency responders, no casualties were recorded.

However, a nearby accommodation facility also caught fire, added sources.

Firefighters were able to curtail the fire from spreading and douse it. 


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According to the company, the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.

Engen is a Durban based plant that refines crude at 120,000 barrels per day.

In 2008, the plant experienced an explosion that led to it shutting down for four months.


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