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Explosion rips through oil depot in Russia

Updated: 2012-08-24 16:55
( Xinhua)

IRKUTSK - An explosion has ripped through a petroleum storage depot in Russia's Irkutsk region, leaving one person injured, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Friday.

A rupture of an oxygen container's hose caused the explosion Thursday evening near Elovskaya Mountain, 25 km from the city of Angarsk, the report said.

A 31-year-old worker, who was hospitalized with face and neck burns, was in stable conditions, the report said, adding that a gas-burner was also damaged.

A police investigation into the incident was underway.