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Incident at Canada’s Come-by-Chance refinery contained, seven injured

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An incident at the Come-by-Chance refinery in Canada on Friday injured seven people but was now considered contained, refinery operator Braya Renewable Fuels said in a statement.

Braya Renewable Fuels said the incident occurred in the afternoon and that emergency personnel were on scene, but did not describe the incident.

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CBC News reported earlier that there had been an explosion.

“At this time, our understanding is seven people were injured as a result of the incident, and the incident has been contained,” Braya Renewable Fuels said.

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“The authorities have been notified and we will cooperate fully with their investigation,” it said.

CBC News, citing witnesses, reported earlier that an explosion happened shortly after 4 p.m. local time (1830 GMT) and multiple ambulances were seen coming and going from the refinery in Canada’s Newfoundland province.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Newfoundland did not respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Last year, private equity firm Cresta Fund Management took a controlling stake in the 135,000-barrel-per-day Come-by-Chance refinery and renamed it Braya Renewable Fuels. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg and Ismail Shakil in Ottawa Editing by Chris Reese and Sandra Maler)

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