An oil refinery exploded in Durban, South Africa, injuring 6 people
Johannesburg, December 4 A huge explosion occurred at a refinery under Deban Enheng Oil in South Africa on the 4th, injuring at least six people.
Local media reported that thick smoke rise at the scene of the explosion, and the explosion could be heard 25 kilometers away.
Rescuers and firefighters quickly rushed to the scene to block the road and carry out rescue. About two hours later, the fire was basically under control, and at least six people were sent to hospital for inhaling thick smoke.
South African independent media online website quoted rescue workers as saying that from the current situation, it may be the explosion of the tank of the refinery, and the cause of the explosion is not clear.
It is reported that in 2007, a tank of the refinery was hit by lightning and caught fire, causing losses of R210 million ($15million). In 2008, the factory exploded again and was closed for four months.