Kuwait: 15 oil workers killed in horrific bus collision

Fire service and security personnel at the scene of the accident that claimed the lives of 15 people

Fifteen oil workers were killed in a head-on collision between two buses near Burgan oil field in southern Kuwait on Sunday. The buses were transporting employees of contracting firms that work for the company when the accident occurred near the 

Seven of those killed were Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, said Mohammed Al Basri of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil Al Amir said the victims were employees of Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC. Two Indian citizens, one in critical condition, and a Kuwaiti were injured in the accident, Mr Al Basri told Agence France-Presse.

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Firefighters have rushed to the scene to rescue the injured, and one of them was taken by an ambulance and the other by air to hospital, the Kuwaiti authority added.

Four other people remained trapped in the vehicles, according to a fire department statement carried by the Kuwaiti News Agency.

 

Source Credit: Arab times

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