An extremely violent explosion occurred at 5:20 am inside a refinery operating normally; this blast, felt up to 30 km away, was followed by several others.
The internal emergency plan was activated at 5:45 and rescue teams called to the scene. The "red plan" was implemented at 6:15; 250 firemen dispatched from neighbouring industrial sites, cities and department were mobilised. The fire re-ignited at 9:50 am and was finally brought under control at 1:30 pm.
A very heavy toll was announced: 6 deaths and 37 injured, including a refinery employee in [...]