The Libyan National Oil Corporation announced Thursday that an explosion took place in the nitrogen unit of well A55 in the Entissar field of the Zueitina Oil Company, saying that it had resulted in the death of one person and injury of another.

The NOC said that the man who died was a worker from the Al-Nisr Company, which is carrying out work on the A55 well of the Zueitina Company.

It added that the fire was immediately extinguished and the well was secured, saying that the injured worker was transferred to the hospital and he was in a stable condition.

The NOC said the Chairman Farhat Bengdara ordered the formation of a committee to independently investigate the causes of the explosion, take all security and safety measures, take care of the procedures for transporting and burying the deceased, and take urgent measures to treat the injured worker at the company's expense.