Explosion at PDVSA Refinery In Northeast Venezuela

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HMN- Explosions reported at one of the PDVSA refineries in Venezuela.  One hospital has been evacuated as a result of the blast according to RT.com.  As of right now, there is no word on injuries.

 

A hospital in the northeastern state of Anzoategui, Venezuela, has been evacuated following an explosion and a fire that engulfed an oil refinery located nearby, local media have reported.
The IVSS Hospital, located near the Guaraguao oil refinery, which is operated by PDVSA (Petroleum of Venezuela), suffered an explosion which led to a huge fire visible from miles around, the El Tiempo newspaper reported.

The patients were transferred to other healthcare institutions and an unspecified number of residents were evacuated to safe areas.

There has so far been no official version of what caused the explosion. An investigation into the incident has been ordered, a general manager of the refinery said, according to the Globovision news outlet.

Smoke plume. Courtesy of Rt.com

Smoke plume. Courtesy of Rt.com

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