Flooding was also blamed for a huge fire at Morocco’s main petroleum refinery run by Societe Anonyme Marocaine de l’Industrie de Raffinage (Samir). It caused a short circuit. Extensive damage was sustained to the facility, which has a capacity of 6.25 million tonnes a year (t/y) and is due to undergo an upgrade and expansion to raise this to 8.25 million t/y (MEED 25:10:02). Two died in the blaze.