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Belgium: two dead in Total oil refinery blast in Antwerp

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Belgium: two dead in Total oil refinery blast in Antwerp

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Two subcontractors working for French oil company Total have been killed in an explosion at a refinery in the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Another person reported as missing was found safe.

The company said the blast happened in a steam system of a unit producing petrol.

The refinery was evacuated, and Total said there was no fire and no impact on the environment.

A local newspaper reported that there had been a problem with the installation for several days, and subcontractors had been called to fix a leak.