Explosion at Turkish oil refinery kills 4, injures 2

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Turkey's state-run news agency says four people have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in Izmir.

Anadolu Agency said the blast occurred on Wednesday during maintenance work on a product tank at the Tupras oil refinery, killing four workers and injuring two others.

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Bayram Yilmaz, the governor for the Aliaga district in Izmir province, western Turkey, said that the blast occurred during work on a naphtha gas tank that had been out of use for a long time and confirmed that the explosion was an accident caused by gas pressure in a boiler.

Dogan private news agency reported that Yilmaz said there was no fire at the site and that production is continuing at the facility operated by Tupras.