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Three Killed In Blast At Kosovo Coal-Fired Power Plant

Three people have been killed in an explosion at Kosovo's second-biggest coal-fired power plant.

Plant official Derat Rukiqi said that many were injured in the June 6 blast.

The explosion at the Yugoslav-era 345-megawatt Kosovo A plant could be heard in the capital, Pristina, 10 kilometers away.

Thick black smoke could be seen above the plant.

Kosovo A and a larger Kosovo B plant account for 90 percent of electricity generation in the Balkan country.

There are plans to shut down the plant in the next several years as part of an effort to upgrade Kosovo's aging energy system.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP