20:11 GMT18 January 2021
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    Engen Petroleum is a South African oil company that is focused on refined petroleum products and was part of Mobil until 1990. The company is present in 17 countries and exports its products to over 30, mostly in Africa and islands in the Indian Ocean.

    A massive explosion has hit the Engen Oil Refinery in Durban, South Africa, local police said. Seven people were injured as a result of the explosion, all of them are in stable condition, an emergency services spokesman said.

    There's still no information on the cause of Friday's explosion at South Africa's second-largest crude refinery.

    Emergency services and the fire department have been deployed to the scene of the incident. According to the company's representative, the fire has been extinguished.

    ​A spokesman for the company Engen has told Reuters that he will provide information later in the day.

    Some Twitter users claim that six workers are being treated for smoke inhalation following the explosion.

    The Durban refinery has a production capacity of 120,000 barrels per day, according to the company's website.

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