Control of a fire in an oil refinery in Aden


Yemeni firefighters managed to control the fires of Aden refinery tanks, more than 24 hours after the outbreak, resulting in injuries and material losses.

Six refinery workers and firefighters were injured by a second tank explosion after fire came from the first tank during attempts to stop the fire from spreading.

An official at the state-run Anatolia news agency reported that fire broke out Friday in a company's warehouse in Brega, west of Aden, after an explosion heard in different parts of the city.

The source added that the fire in the second tank led to the injury of a number of workers of the company burns different, and were transferred to the hospital "BP refinery" near the company's site, without explaining the seriousness of the injuries.

Earlier on Friday, the Yemeni Interior Ministry denied in a statement posted on its website that Aden refineries were subjected to any bombardment following reports of being attacked by a plane.

The statement said that the cause of the fire in one of the company's reservoirs is due to the remnants of oil derivatives near it, without giving further clarification.

ref: aljazeera

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