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3 dead after Argentina oil refinery explosion; 11 injured

The blaze destroyed six lorries, with trade unions calling for an immediate strike in the face of “repeated situations” at plants in the sector.

An Argentinian oil refinery exploded about 1,200 kilometres south of Buenos Aires,  killing three people and leaving about a dozen others injured, Per Second News gathered Thursday.

The refinery is owned by Argentinian company New American Oil in the town of Plaza Huincul.

The blaze destroyed six lorries, with trade unions calling for an immediate strike in the face of “repeated situations” at plants in the sector.

The provinces of Rio Negro, Neuquen and La Pampa are home to several refineries.

Firefighters were working to keep the flames “from spreading to other adjoining tanks to prevent them from exploding authorities announced.

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