Fire destroys Iraq refinery’s LPG unit: engineer

BAIJI, Iraq – Iraq’s largest oil refinery was continuing to operate on Monday despite a fire that destroyed its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit, an engineer at the facility told Reuters.

The engineer at Baiji refinery, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the fire had stopped spreading but firefighters were struggling to extinguish the blaze and had asked for reinforcements.

He said that one person was dead and 12 had been injured.

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