Blast at Algerian liquefied natural gas plant kills at least 20 people
At least 20 people were killed and more than 70 wounded in a huge explosion that destroyed a liquefied natural gas plant in Skikda, eastern Algeria, reports said Tuesday.
The director of health for the region told Algerian radio that a fire broke out at 18:40 on Monday after the very powerful blast ripped through an area of the plant where many workers were stationed. The fire was still blazing at early Tuesday.
Algeria's Minister of Energy and Mines Chakib Khelil, who was on the scene, told state radio that the three liquefaction units had been destroyed in the incident, the reason for which was not yet known. (Albawaba.com)
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