Russia: Fierce fire after blast in oil refinery, flames could be seen several kilometers away2 min read
There was a tremendous explosion at the plant located in the East Siberian district of Ust-Kut in the Irkutsk region of Russia.
A huge fire broke out after the explosion in the plant. More than 150 fire engines reached to extinguish the fire.
Moscow. A massive fire broke out at an oil refinery located in the East Siberian district of Ust-Kut in the Irkutsk region of Russia. To extinguish this fire, about 150 fire engines reached the spot. The flames of this fire spread over one thousand square meters were visible from several kilometers away. While giving information, the regional governor of Irkutsk, Igor Kobzev, wrote on his Telegram channel that according to preliminary information, there is news of one person being injured in the incident.
However, reports doing the rounds on social media channels suggest that at least five people have been killed. At the same time, Russia’s Ministry of Emergencies told that a fire broke out in the gas and oil treatment plant. It is being told that due to gas leak at 11 o’clock on Sunday night local time, the plant first exploded and then the fire spread to the entire area. Giving information, the local media said that the people of the village near the plant have been shifted to another place.
The RUS oil refinery in Irkutsk, Russia, is on fire… again.#OSINT#UkraineWar pic.twitter.com/qSfp1OKlI0
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 19, 2022, 19:56 IST