Police say seven people are hospitalized after an explosion at a refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland, about 150 kilometers west of St. John’s.
RCMP Corporal. Jolene Garland said earlier today that six people had been injured, one of them seriously injured.
Garland says around 6:20 p.m. local time, the number of injured rose to seven.
The owner of the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery said in an email that the explosion happened in the late afternoon and emergency crews were still on the scene.
He says the incident has been contained.
The company says authorities have been notified of the explosion and will cooperate fully with their investigation.
Cresta Fund Management bought the refinery last November and renamed it Braya Renewable Fuels, with the stated goal of converting the facility to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.
– The Canadian Press