Two people were killed and five were seriously injured in a fire at the Kuwait refinery


Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Kuwait National Petroleum Company said a fire broke out in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and seriously injuring five. ..

A second fire broke out at the Mina Al Ahmaddy Refinery in just three months. In October, a state-owned oil company reported that a fire broke out at the facility, some workers suffered from smoke inhalation, and others were treated for mild burns.

The recent fire said the company killed two Asian contract workers. Their bodies were found on the scene.

Initially, the company stated that 10 workers were injured in the fire, 5 were severely burned in a nearby hospital, and 2 were moderately burned. Others were treated at the onsite clinic. The company later said that five people with severe burns were severely transferred to another hospital.

According to the company, a fire broke out in a gas liquefier that was not used for maintenance work. The fire was extinguished and the damaged unit was no longer in use, which did not affect the operation of the refinery.

Kuwait’s oil minister, Mohammed al-Farres, and other executives of a state-owned enterprise visited the refinery after the fire. They saw a member of the fire brigade hitting a fist standing in front of the blast scene for a photo shared by the Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s Twitter account.

The refinery was built to process 25,000 barrels of oil per day, primarily to supply gasoline and diesel to Kuwait’s domestic market. The facility was recently expanded to reduce emissions and increase capacity to 346,000 barrels per day.

Kuwait, a country with a population of 4.1 million, is known for its sixth largest oil reserves in the world.

Associated Press

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