Albania authorities evacuate residents after explosion at a Bankers Petroleum oil well

April 1, 2015 8:58 AM

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TIRANA, Albania – Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported.

A statement from the Calgary-based Bankers Petroleum Ltd. said an "uncontrolled leak of natural gas occurred during drilling operation" Wednesday in Marinze, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the capital Tirana.

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