July 19, 2018

4 workers killed in Turkish oil refinery (Dailystar)

4 workers killed in Turkish oil refinery (Dailystar)

Four workers were killed and two injured Wednesday when an explosion rocked an oil refinery in western Turkey, local officials said.

The explosion at the Tupras oil refinery in the Izmir region was an “industrial accident, there was no external interference or attack”, said Bayram Yilmaz, the senior local official in the area, quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency.

Investigators were at the scene to find out what technical issue had caused the blast at the plant of Tupras, Turkey’s only oil refiner which is owned by the giant Koc industrial holding company. Read more

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