Italy: massive oil refinery explosion north of Milan

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Dec

Massive explosion at one of Europe’s biggest oil refineries amid fears toxic cloud could drift across continent

The blaze, at plant in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi, north of Milan is engulfed in flames following the blast earlier today

There has been a massive explosion at an Italian oil refinery, amid fears that thousands of tonnes of fuel could ignite.

 

The blaze, at plant in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi, north of Milan is engulfed in flames following the blast earlier today.

 

A huge cloud of black smoke that can been seen miles away has covered the area.

Italian emergency services have ordered local residents to stay inside their home.

 

The Italian Department of Civil Protection in the province of Alessandria said in a statement “The fire occurred inside refinery Italian ENI energy company occurred around 15:40 (local time), causing a large fireball of tens of meters.”

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