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Huge explosion in India.

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On Thursday, local officials reported a huge explosion at around noon at the Barauni oil refinery in Bihar’s Begusarai district. Around 15 employees were injured in the explosion. Eight of the injured have been critically injured.

All the injured were immediately transferred to nearby hospitals including a private hospital. An official said that part of the refinery was closed for a month and reopened two days ago until the explosion of today.

 A section of the refinery was shut for the last one month. The operation of the section was launched on Tuesday. Things were going smoothly for the last two days until a massive explosion at around 12 noon on Thursday.

Senior refinery official E.D. Shukla

Rescue operations are ongoing, but the official said that there is noone trapped inside the refinery. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the explosion. More details to follow.

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