A huge explosion was reported today at one the largest oil refineries in Europe. The refinery is located in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi about 50 km north of Milan, Joinfo.com reports.
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The local emergency services urged the local residents to stay indoors. The fire and smoke are seen tens of kilometers away.
There were no reports about injuries or what caused the explosion.
According to Reuters, Eni, Italy’s biggest refiner, said in a statement the fire had started at around 4.00 pm in the so-called EST plant at the refinery.
The fire is currently being extinguished,” Eni said.