Fire, black smoke at Romania’s Black sea oil refinery following explosion seen in drone footage

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A blast occurred early on July 2 at Romania’s biggest crude oil refinery, the Petromidia plant on the Black Sea, leaving three people injured and one missing, authorities and the company said.

Drone footage taken over the area showed fire at the refinery in the aftermath of the blast and black smoke rising.

The crude oil plant is owned by Rompetrol Rafinare, part of KMG International Group.

Raed Arafat, head of the Department for Emergency Situations said firefighters were putting out the fire which should reduce the risk of further blasts.

Arafat said there have been “four victims, of whom one is missing. One has severe burns and two others have mild burns.”

Rompetrol said in a statement the incident took place at the diesel oil refining installation, and that according to the internal crisis management procedures the technological processes within the refinery have been halted safely.

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