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Blaze at Egyptian Fuel Refiner Reignites, Injuring 10, MENA Says

April 17, 2012

A blaze at a fuel refiner in the Egyptian city of Suez broke out again early today, injuring 10 firefighters and causing the partial collapse of a storage tank, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

The fire first broke out on April 14 at a naphtha storage tank at El-Nasr Petroleum Co. and spread to other tanks, killing one person and forcing the temporary evacuation of nearby residents, before being extinguished. The blaze spread again today as firefighters were working to extinguish a fire in a storage tank, the Cairo-based agency said. A fire truck in the plant also caught ablaze and exploded, the agency said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at teltablawy@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden in Dubai at barden@bloomberg.net.


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