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Oil tank afire in Irkutsk Region

July 03, 2012, 7:58 UTC+3

Fire extinguished, one injured, one still missing

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IRKUTSK, July 3 (Itar-Tass) —— The oil tank fire in underground storage facilities in Angarsk is extinguished.

An oil explosion occurred during the fire-fighting work. Nobody was hurt, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's Irkutsk regional department told Itar-Tass.

The information that a 500-cubic-m oil tank caught fire in the area of the Deltacom company in Angarsk was received at about 08:30 local time.

The fire was localized at 09:55 and extinguished at 11:34 local time.

One of the two missing men, an operator, was found alive. He is well. He has been hospitalized. The search for the other is continuing, a source of the press service said.

There is no threat of smoke poisoning for local residents, the source added.

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