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Refinery blast kills 1 in Argentina

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- One worker was killed and another was critically burned Wednesday morning in an explosion at a refinery in Argentina, the state-run Telam news agency reported, citing firefighters.

The blast at the refinery, owned by Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras, happened in Bahia Blanca, located about 400 miles southwest of the capital, Buenos Aires.

The incident happened a little before 1 a.m. (12 a.m. ET) in the refinery's control room, Telam reported. The situation was under control and the rest of the plant was not affected, Telam reported.