Up to four injured in Romanian Black Sea refinery fire

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 22, 2016 12:01 PM

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Up to four people were injured in a fire and blast at Romania's Black Sea Petromidia crude refinery, deputy Interior Minister Raed Arafat said on Monday.

Arafat told Digi24 TV that a fire and blast at a nitrogen tank in the refinery is being dealt with by firefighters. "There are three, four persons wounded."

In May Romanian prosecutors seized the Petromidia refinery and other assets belonging to Rompetrol and parent company KazMunayGas in a wider investigation into the Romanian company's privatization in 2000.

(Reporting by Radu Marinas; Editing by David Goodman)