Fire at coke and gas plant near Moscow

An explosion has occurred in a workshop belonging to the Moscow Coke and Gas Plant in the town of Vidnoye near Moscow.

Source: Kremlin-aligned news outlet TASS, referencing the press service of the regional directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry

Quote: "Town district of Vidnoye, 13 Belokamennoye highway (coke and gas plant), a bang in the workshop. A petrol hand pump is on fire <...>. A 20-by-10-metre, 20-metre-high building is on fire," the source said.

Details: According to a TASS source in the emergency services, the fire has engulfed an area of 200 square metres, that is, the entire building.

For reference: Moscow Coke and Gas Plant JSC (Moskoks) produces coke, benzene and coal tar. The company is part of Mechel PJSC.

Ukraine included the company in its sanctions list on 29 January 2023.

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