Explosion at Nexen Canadian oil sands facility kills one person

January 16, 2016 2:34 AM

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TORONTO 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.

The company, a unit of China's CNOOC Ltd, said in a statement that other personnel were accounted for after the Friday afternoon explosion.

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