Another Putin oil refinery was hit by a huge blast “like an earthquake or a plane crash” amid a wave of alleged sabotage blasts

Another strategic oil refinery in Russia has been hit by a massive blast in a series of suspected sabotage blasts.

The explosion at the Angarsk oil refinery in Siberia, which killed two and injured five, was so powerful that it was initially feared it was an earthquake or a plane crash.

Two people were killed in an explosion at the Angarsk oil refinery in eastern Siberia

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Two people were killed in an explosion at the Angarsk oil refinery in eastern SiberiaPhoto credit: East2West
The explosion was initially mistaken for an earthquake

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The explosion was initially mistaken for an earthquakePhoto credit: East2West

Today’s incident is the latest in a series of explosions and fires that have raised suspicions of sabotage and arson related to the war in Ukraine.

A full criminal investigation was launched today by the Russian Investigative Committee.

The blast at Rosneft’s plant, run by Vladimir Putin’s close associate Igor Sechin, was felt 40 km away in the city of Irkutsk, sparking “panic” among local residents.

The explosion at 5:52 a.m. local time destroyed several buildings and caused damage outside the epicenter.

Videos showed a bright flash as the plant exploded, followed by a raging fire at one of Russia’s largest refineries.

An earthquake seemed ruled out as a cause, although the blast, which resulted in a fire that spread to about 27,000 square feet, was recorded as a “seismic event.”

https://www.the-sun.com/news/6920551/another-putin-oil-refinery-huge-explosion/ Another Putin oil refinery was hit by a huge blast “like an earthquake or a plane crash” amid a wave of alleged sabotage blasts

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