Several injured in Kuwait oil refinery fire

A massive fire broke out Monday at an oil refinery in Kuwait. The blaze has wounded several workers. Export operations were not affected.

A fire has broken out at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company reported on Monday.

The fire broke out at the refinery’s treatment unit, which removes sulfur from the oil products. According to the KNPC, the blaze caused several injuries.

At the same time, the company noted that refinery operations and exports won’t be affected by the incident.

“The refinery operations and export operations were not affected and there has been no impact to local marketing operations and supplies to the electricity and water ministry”, KNPC said on its Twitter account.

Locals in the Fahaheel district also reported the sound of an explosion. Several photos and videos, allegedly taken at the site of the fire, have since emerged online. They depicted a big cloud of smoke and flames rising high above the facility.

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