Oil tanker blast kills 3 people in port of Makhachkala
MOSCOW/ROSTOV-ON-DON, Jun 11 (PRIME) -- An explosion that followed a fire in the engine compartment of an oil tanker in the port of RussiaТs Makhachkala killed three people, a spokesperson for the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport told PRIME on Tuesday.
УThree dead bodies were found,Ф the person said.
A spokesperson for the regional Health Ministry department said that five people were injured.
Igor Dyomin, adviser to the president of oil pipeline monopoly Transneft, said that the portТs water space is closed, transshipment stopped, and there is no threat of combustion of the cargo.
A criminal case was initiated.