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5 Killed in Explosion at Sicilian Refinery

June 04, 1993|Associated Press

MILAZZO, Sicily — A pipeline carrying hot oil exploded at a refinery Thursday, killing at least five workers and seriously injuring 10, officials said.

The explosion at the Mediterranean coast refinery set off a large blaze that took firefighters more than an hour to put out, refinery spokesman Lino Scampitelli said.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.

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