Oil Refinery Blast Kills 19 in Venezuela, Dozens Injured

Associated Press, August 25.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A state governor in Venezuela states that the death toll from a massive explosion at the country’s largest oil refinery has risen to 19.

Falcon state Gov. Stella Lugo says the victims include a 10-year-old boy, and at least 53 people are injured after the blast at the Amuay refinery early Saturday morning.

Firefighters and National Guard troops are securing the area.

More details to follow.