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    At least one injured in south Russia oil depot blast

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    MAKHACHKALA, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - A powerful explosion ripped through an oil depot in Makhachkala, on the Caspian coast, on Thursday injuring at least one employee, local emergencies officials said.

    A woman was hospitalized with severe burns and is reported to be in a critical condition.

    The blast occurred at 4:10 p.m. local time (13:10 GMT). Eyewitnesses said thick smoke was rising from the depot, located near a dockyard, and spreading all over the city.

    A total of 20 fire engines are involved in the operation to put out the blaze.

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