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Explosion Rocks Russian Oil Depository

Unfortunately, despite being "silly season," a lot happens in August -- especially in Russia. In the aftermath of the Sayano-Shushenskaya power station disaster, an accident at a Siberian oil depository has killed four people.

The explosion was caught on camera and you can see the sheer magnitude of the thing.

-- Luke Allnutt

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