WORLD 10 injured in fire at Kuwait's Ahmadi port refinery


10 injured in fire at Kuwait's Ahmadi port refinery


20:39, January 14, 2022

Ten people were injured after a fire broke out during maintenance of a gas liquefaction plant at Ahmadi port refinery in Kuwait, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said on Friday via Twitter.

A picture taken on October 13, 2021 shows Kuwait's largest oil refinery at the Al-Ahmadi complex, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the capital Kuwait City. (File photo: AFP)

Seven people, including five with severe burns, were transferred to Al Adan Hospital for treatment. Three more were treated on-site for minor burns.

KNPC said refinery and export functions were not affected by the fire, which broke out at a unit turned off for maintenance.

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