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Six injured, one missing after Gabon blast

Six injured, one missing after Gabon blast


A worker for Sinopec’s Addax Petroleum was missing after an oil tank exploded in Gabon.

Addax said the cause of the accident, which occurred Saturday at its Obangue-East oil producing site, was unclear as investigations were underway.

The accident injured six other people who were flown to a facility in Port Gentil and Libreville with serious burns for treatment.

Addax’s two oilfields, Tsiengui and Obangue, produce about 22,000 barrels per day which is about 10 percent of Gabon’s total production.

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