Huge blaze injures two at Cuba's biggest oil refinery

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 September 2006

Firefighters trying to stop it from spreading

HAVANA - A blaze of 'huge proportions' broke out late Wednesday at Cuba's biggest oil refinery in Havana, leaving at least two people injured, authorities said.

'The fire is of huge proportions and its burning out of control at this time, but we're working on it,' a fire department spokesman said.

'The oil is on fire and we're trying to stop it from spreading to other tanks ... its serious but we'll get it under control. Its just a matter of time,' he added.

An interior ministry official said the fire had injured at least two people, who were taken to a military hospital.

Unofficial sources, however, said several people had been hurt by the fire at the Nico Lopez refinery which started at about 11.30pm.

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