BREAKING NEWS: Explosion at Astron Energy’s South African refinery kills at least two: source

PUBLISHED: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:19:18 GMT
Share

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – An explosion on Thursday at Astron Energy’s South African refinery in Cape Town has killed at least two people and injured several others, a source who works at the 100,000 barrel per day plant told Reuters.

“There are two people dead that I know of and many injured,” said the person, who was not authorized to speak to the media.

A company spokeswoman did not immediately respond to calls, and the fire brigade referred all queries to Astron Energy.

The plant, which was busy starting up after undergoing extended maintenance, was shut down after a fire broke out early on Thursday.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter Daily Update
Get the best of CNBC Africa sent straight to your inbox with breaking business news, insights and updates from experts across the continent.
Get this delivered to your inbox, and more info about about our products and services. By signing up for newsletters, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.