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Canada: One person has died in maintenance facility blast

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Canada: One person has died in maintenance facility blast

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Five people have been injured, one critically, in an explosion at a tank car maintenance facility in the Canadian city of Sarnia, Ontario.

Police in the city, home to several oil refineries and petrochemical plants, said on Twitter the fire at the Veolia Environmental Services site had been quickly brought under control.

It said one of the five injured was being transferred to a hospital in London, Ontario.

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley said the cause of the blast was unclear.