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28 Dec 2019 | 12:13 PM UTC

Russia: Fatalities reported following fire at oil field in Yamalo-Nenets December 28

Fire at oil field in Yamalo-Nenets leaves at least two dead December 28; cause of fire unknown



A fire ignited at an oil field in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on Saturday, December 28, leaving at least two people dead and one other injured. According to officials, the blaze has been brought under control. The source of the fire remains unknown.

Avoid the area of the fire and anticipate localized transportation disruptions in the coming hours.


Individuals in Yamalo-Nenets are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including regarding best fire-safety practices.