One Killed, Nine Injured In Bosnian Oil-Refinery Blast


A powerful explosion has hit a Russian-owned oil refinery in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing one worker and injuring nine, police say.

Previous reports said eight people were injured in the October 9 explosion at the oil-processing plant in Bosanski Brod, near the Croatian border.

The blast hit the facility at around 9:30 p.m. local time, triggering a huge fire that was extinguished by firefighters early on October 10.

Authorities said the cause of the blast was still being investigated.

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Source: RFE/RL