Fire hits Russia’s Bashneft oil company unit: 3 victims, no ecological danger

A fire broke out at a hydrocracker unit on Saturday, July 16 morning at the Ufaneftekhim refinery owned by Russian oil company Bashneft in the Urals, killing three people and injuring another two, the company said, according to AFP.

The fire was localized by 05:50 Moscow time (02:50 GMT), Bashneft said in a statement. Three people were still unaccounted for.

There was no danger to the local population or ecology of the region, the company said.