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Tanker truck explosion kills one at Bulgarian lubricants plant

25 November 2022

A worker was killed in an explosion at a lubricants production plant in Bulgaria on November 24. The incident involved a tanker truck exploding at a Lubrica plant in the northern city of Ruse.

Image: Municipality of Ruse
Image: Municipality of Ruse

Local officials said that the driver of the tanker survived the explosion, however an employee at the plant died at the scene. The truck belonged to a private company and was taking delivery of lubricants that had been produced by Lubrica.

The plant was evacuated shortly after the explosion while firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze. Officials said there was no risk to the local environment. An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of the blast.

Lubrica was founded in 1996 and specialises in the manufacture of motor, industrial and special oils.

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