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Kosovo: power plant blast kills at least three people

07/06/14 06:21 CET

A huge explosion has rocked Kosovo’s main power plant killing at least three people. Twelve other people have been treated for injuries.

The blast could be heard some ten miles away in the capital Pristina.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

The coal-fired ‘Kosovo A’ plant, considered to be one of the worst polluters in Europe, supplies 90 percent of the country’s electricity.

The explosion threatened power supplies in a country already plagued by blackouts.

Equipment has been switched off and electricity is being imported from neighbouring Albania.

The European Commission says the cost of decommissioning the plant is 60 million euros. It is ready to ask member states to fund the project.

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