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Explosion at Venezuela oil refinery

August 26, 2012

A fire is still burning in Venezuela at one of the world’s biggest oil refineries. An explosion at the facility early on Saturday killed 24 people and injured 80. Al Jazeera’s Tom Ackerman reports.

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*Deadly explosion at Venezuela oil refinery

President Hugo Chavez declared three days of national mourning. This “affects us all, the great Venezuelan family, civilian and military”, he said in a telephone call with members of his cabinet.

Vice President Elias Jaua said 17 of the dead were members of the National Guard who were protecting the refining facility in the town of Amuay, located on the Paraguana Peninsula in the northwest.

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