Explosion hits Cameroon's lone oil refinery in restive Anglophone regionChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 2, 2019
An explosion hit Cameroon's lone refinery Friday night, causing serious damage and production suspension, according to a statement published Saturday from the refinery.
African business Cameroon's National Oil Refinery
No one were killed or injured, according to a tweet by national television CRTV last night. The fire has been put out by firefighters who worked the whole night.
The cause of the incident is not yet clear. Local authorities said a crisis meeting will be held to determine the exact cause and consequences of the explosion.
The refinery is located in the coastal town of Limbe, in the Southwest region, one of Cameroon's two English-speaking regions where armed separatists are fighting to secede from the majority French-speaking country.
Separatists have been suspected of causing the explosion but they have not claimed responsibility officially. ■