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River fire from underwater pipeline

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An oil spill in Moscow’s river Moskva caught fire on 12 August, sending black smoke across the city, and a few injured people to hospital.

The underwater pipeline – which transports oil to the local Moscow refinery – allegedly burst and is said to have been the cause of the fire.

However, officials have disclosed that the river was set alight after a nearby grass fire reached the oil in the river, having leaked from the pipeline.

Edited from various sources Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Mashable, by Stephanie Roker

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