Four people died in a fire at the refinery of LUKOIL
The company assured that the fire does not threaten primary production in Kstovo district of Nizhny Novgorod region. The cause of the fire, according to preliminary data, was violation of safety rules.
The victims of the fire at the refinery in Kstovo district of the Nizhny Novgorod region began at least four people, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the district administration.
“At the moment, confirmed the death of four people”, — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the data on victims are specified.
Earlier it was reported that after the fire is gone five.
According to the main Department of EMERCOM in the Nizhny Novgorod region, a fire started in the preparatory repair work on one of the basins in the territory of “Lukoilnizhegorodnefteorgsintez”. To extinguish the fire were involved 17 pieces of equipment and over 50 firefighters.
Kstovo district administration of reported work on a scene all emergency services and absence of threat to the population of the city of Kstovo district.
The presumed cause of the incident — a violation of the rules of industrial safety. Threats the main industrial area, where are located production facilities of the factory, no production in normal reimarus-service “LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez”
Eyewitnesses of a fire from among the residents of Kstovo reported strong smell of burning and covered the sky the smoke. Social media users post photos of the fire at the plant.
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“10 minutes ago talked on the phone with parents who are working in NIIIS Sedakova name nearby. Said pulled two of oil and smoke everywhere literally is a pipe. According to them, the sky is heavily clouded any chemistry, so I closed the Windows to escape the fumes and smog”, — told RBC Nizhni Novgorod Yury Usov.