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Kosovo power plant blast kills three, many injured

Published on Jun 6, 2014 8:00 PM

PRISTINA (AFP) - At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.

"Until now we have three confirmed dead and many injured," Mr Derat Rukiqi, the chairman of plant's management board told AFP.

The head of Pristina's emergency centre Basri Lenanji said 13 people had been taken there with injuries. Ambulances were seen speeding to and from the blast site, which was sealed off by police.

Mr Rukiqi said the blast - heard in Pristina 10km away - was believed to have been caused by gas. "The explosion was so strong that I thought it was an earthquake," an injured engineer with a bandaged head told local television from his hospital bed.

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