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Five dead, three missing in Russian refinery fire: official

Five people were killed and another three went missing after a fire swept through an oil refinery in Siberia as a result of a gas explosion, Russian investigators said on Monday.

“As a result of the fire five people were killed, (and) another seven were hospitalised with injuries,” the investigative committee said in a statement.

“The fate of three people is currently unknown.”

The fire at the Achinsk refinery in the Krasnoyarsk region broke out on Sunday as a result of the gas explosion.

The refinery is owned by state oil giant Rosneft.