Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Ukrainian elections: Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk orders security to be boosted to prevent “terrorist acts“ being carried out – Reuters
  • Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk warns of possible attempts by Russia to destabilise Sunday’s parliamentary election in Ukraine – Reuters
  • The funeral of Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, will take place in Normandy on Monday at 17:00 CET – AFP
  • Turkey: President Erdogan says agreement reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters to pass through Turkey to help defend Syrian town of Kobani – Reuters
Kosovo: power plant blast kills at least three people

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.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about:

Check out today's top stories