ADEN, Yemen, A Huge fire broke out on Friday evening, at the state-owned oil refinery company, in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, causing no casualties, a local official, said.

"A huge fire erupted just minutes following an explosion, that targeted one of the company's oil tanks," the official, also a worker of the refinery, said, on condition of anonymity.

"A sabotage operation could be behind the explosion, that caused the fire at the refinery's oil tank," he added.

Work was in progress to contain the fire, with no casualties reported, according to the official.

Local residents also confirmed that, huge flames were seen at the refinery.

Considered Yemen's temporary capital city, Aden is where the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has based itself, since, 2015.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war, since the late 2014, when Shiite Houthi rebels, overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces, including the capital, Sanaa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

ADEN, Yemen, A Huge fire broke out on Friday evening, at the state-owned oil refinery company, in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, causing no casualties, a local official, said.

"A huge fire erupted just minutes following an explosion, that targeted one of the company's oil tanks," the official, also a worker of the refinery, said, on condition of anonymity.

"A sabotage operation could be behind the explosion, that caused the fire at the refinery's oil tank," he added.

Work was in progress to contain the fire, with no casualties reported, according to the official.

Local residents also confirmed that, huge flames were seen at the refinery.

Considered Yemen's temporary capital city, Aden is where the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has based itself, since, 2015.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war, since the late 2014, when Shiite Houthi rebels, overran much of the country and seized all northern provinces, including the capital, Sanaa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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