Three dead in Macedonia gas cylinder factory blast

- Explosion believed to have been caused by a spark kills and injures workers.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (AA) - Three workers have been killed and two injured after an explosion ripped through a gas cylinder factory in Macedonia.

The blast at the Balkan Gas facility in the southern city of Bogdanci on Thursday morning was believed to have been caused by a spark in an area where cylinders were being filled with gas, officials said.

Bogdanci police said they found three dead bodies and two injured workers.

One workers with heavy burns was sent to a clinic in Skopje for treatment while the other was treated in a hospital in Bogdanci.

Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control and prevent it from spreading, local officials said.

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