Three workers injured in Bosnia refinery fire

28th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Three workers at Bosnia's sole oil refinery, owned by a Russian company, were injured in a fire that broke out on Friday, police said.

"The fire was quickly contained by the refinery's firefighters," police spokeswoman Jerka Stanimirovic told national radio.

"Three workers were injured and hospitalised," she added.

The fire at the refinery in the northern town of Bosanski Brod broke out after an explosion in electrical installations on a pump, refinery spokesman Rade Vidakovic said.

A doctor at a hospital in Doboj said the lives of the injured workers were not endangered but two of them were admitted to the plastic surgery department.

The Bosanski Brod refinery, where Russia's Zarubezneft holds a majority stake, can handle up to 1.2 million tonnes of crude oil per year.

© 2011 AFP

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