One dead, nine injured in Bosnia oil refinery blast

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Emissions rise from the Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco Refinery in Norco, Louisiana, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. U.S. refiners exported staggering amounts of diesel and gasoline last year, hitting records in both categories while continuing to eye more opportunities to expand. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

An explosion at a Bosnian oil refinery has killed one and injured nine, Reuters has revealed.

The blast took place just after midnight at a refinery in the town of Brod, 130 miles from Sarajevo.

Of the nine people reported injured by the explosion, four are in a critical condition.

The refinery, which processes 1.2 million tonnes of crude a year, has continued operations despite the incident.

According to Reuters, Brod’s mayor Ilija Jovicic has called for an investigation to determine the cause of the blast.

The Brod refinery is majority owned by Russia’s Neftegazinkor, a subsiduary firm of state-owned oil company Zarubezhneft.