Blast at Venezuela's major oil refinery Amuay
Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining said two gas tanks exploded upon a gas leak
The authorities informed that a gas leak created a gas cloud that caused the ignition and further explosion in of two gas tanks.
Damages to the infrastructure and surrounding areas have been reported.
Appealing for calm, the Ministry asserted there would be no further explosions as the situation is already under control.
The casualties have been taken to nearby hospital Calles Sierra.
State Governor Stella Lugo informed early in the morning firefighter team was controlling the situation. She added than that the reasons that may have led to the release of gas are still unknown.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.