Fire breaks out at Kuwait’s Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery, injuries reported.

A fire broke out at Kuwait’s Mina Al-Ahmadi oil refinery on Monday, with some of the workers injured, Kuwait National Petroleum (KNPC) confirmed on Monday.

Taking to Twitter, the company said that the fire broke out in the residual oil desulfurization unit (ARDS) at the refinery.

“ARD Unit No. 42 and all lines leading to it have been isolated,” it said.

The fire was brought under control, KNPC confirmed at 12.25pm. No casualties were reported.

It also stated that some injuries were reported among workers on site.

“A number of minor injuries and cases of suffocation occurred among the contractor’s workers as a result of inhalation of fumes. First aid was provided to the injured on the site and all of them are in a good condition. Other injured workers were transferred to Al-Adan Hospital and their condition is stable,” it added.

KNPC also confirmed that the “refinery and export operations were not affected”, and that the local marketing and supply operations of the Ministry of Electricity and Water were not impacted by the fire.


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