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Amuay Oil Refinery Explosion Kills 39 in Venezuela: Worst Oil Accident in OPEC Country's History

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Fires raged on at Venezuela's biggest refinery on Sunday after an explosion tore through the facility a day earlier, killing at least 39 people, wounding dozens and halting production in what is the worst accident to hit the OPEC nation's oil industry. The explosion at the Amuay refinery destroyed nearby homes and shattered a National Guard building in the area and officials said a 10-year-old child was among the dead. A gas leak caused the explosion and most of those killed were National Guard troops who were providing security for the 645000 barrel-per-day facility, officials said.
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