Fire breaks out at Lukoil's Stavrolen petrochemical plant in southern Russia

MOSCOW Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:04am EST

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MOSCOW Feb 26 (Reuters) - A fire broke out at Lukoil's petrochemical plant in the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk, wounding some, a local Emergency Ministry said on Wednesday.

The Emergency Ministry said the fire broke out after a loss of pressure in the ethylene section of the Stavrolen plant in Russia's southern region of Stavropol. It did not say how many people were injured.

A spokeswoman for Lukoil declined to comment. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova, editing by Elizabeth Piper)