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Fire breaks out at oil depot in Saint Petersburg

A fire at an oil depot in Saint Petersburg. Source: Ostorozhno Novosti Telegram channel

Firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze that occurred at an oil depot in Saint Petersburg, according to the Russian emergency service.

Local residents reported hearing loud blasts and seeing a black cloud of smoke coming from the Ruchi oil depot located near the railway, wrote Ostorozhno Novosti Telegram channel.

Rusian authorities said that a fuel tanker caught fire at the depot. No casualties have been reported so far.

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