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Blast at Russian Oil Facility Kills Two, Injures One

Blast at Russian Oil Facility Kills Two, Injures One

Friday, 22 January, 2021 - 09:15
Russian police officers secure a residential area in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 6, 2017. (Reuters)

A blast at an oil facility in Russia's Tatarstan region killed two people and injured one person on Friday, the Interfax news agency cited a source as saying.


Tatneft, the largest oil producer in the region, said the incident was not related to any of its facilities.


TASS news agency, citing a source at emergency services, said a reservoir has been damaged during testing works at a firm called "Small Oil Companies of Tatarstan". It said two people had died and one was injured.


The local emergency ministry declined to comment.


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