Fire at giant fuel depot in Brazil leaves one dead amid scene of devastation

One person was killed in a spectacular fire that broke out in a fuel depot on the northern edge of Rio de Janeiro and spread to nearby homes

Six giant fuel containers at the storage site caught fire, sending giant flames up to 50 meters (165 feet) leaping into the air and columns of thick smoke far into the sky that could be seen miles away.

The victim was a 43 year-old man who worked at the site, owned by Petrogold fuel distributors. He was rushed to the hospital with 90 per cent of his body burned but died soon after, local media reported.

(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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