Romania: 1 dead, 3 injured in fire at petrol refinery

By The Associated Press

 

Romanian officials say a man has died in a fire that broke out in a petrol refinery in eastern Romania which injured three others.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian officials say a man has died in a fire that broke out in a petrol refinery in eastern Romania which injured three others.

Mircea Gogan, medical director of the Bagdasar Arseni hospital in Bucharest, said a man who suffered burns to 90 percent of his died early Tuesday. Three others were also transported to Bucharest and remain hospitalized.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they had begun a criminal investigation of the fire Monday evening at the Rompetrol Petromidia-Navodari refinery on the Black Sea coast.

Rompetrol, which is owned by KMG International, the Kazakh state oil company, said some areas of the refinery had been shut down.

 

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