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    One Dead, Six Injured in Russian Siberia Oilfield Accident

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    One person has died and six sustained injuries in an explosion and subsequent fire at Rosneft's oil field.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — One person has died, another six sustained injuries in an explosion and subsequent fire at Rosneft's Verkhnechonskoye oil field in the Irkutsk Region in Russia's Siberia, a source in the region's emergency service told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

    "According to preliminary data, one person is dead and six are injured," the source said.

    The press service of Verkhnechonskneftegaz, the operator of the oil field, confirmed the information, adding that the accident was caused by a snapped fuel gas receiver.

    Emergency services personnel are said to have arrived at the scene of the accident.

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