January 16, 2016 / 2:35 AM / in 2 years

Explosion at Nexen Canadian oil sands facility kills one person

TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - One person was killed and a second person was in hospital after an explosion at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake oil sands facility south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, the company said in a statement.

“The affected facility has been shut down and we are stabilizing the scene. There is no immediate danger to the neighbouring communities or personnel still on site,” Nexen, a unit of China’s CNOOC Ltd, said in statement. (Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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