At least 10 injured in massive fire at Kuwait refinery

Workers injured in a fire Thursday at Kuwait’s Al-Zour Refinery complex have been hospitalized for treatment, Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) said in a statement on its Twitter page. The production levels of the oil…

At least 10 injured in massive fire at Kuwait refinery

Workers injured in a fire Thursday at Kuwait’s Al-Zour Refinery complex have been hospitalized for treatment, Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) said in a statement on its Twitter page.

The production levels of the oil refinery were not affected, the company said.

“The incident has been identified as an accident,” KPC said. “There were no oil or chemical spills.”

At least ten people were injured in the blaze, according to a police official.

Some 30 homes were evacuated after the fire broke out on a third-party storage depot, he said.

Security forces were battling the fire with water cannon, eyewitnesses said.

Dozens of ambulances with dozens of people injured in the blaze rushed to the site to receive them, local news network Al Jazeera reported.

The injured were evacuated to the Al-Shifaa and Al-Roudaili hospitals in the area, a source said. The fire broke out as Kuwait firefighters clashed with anti-government protesters in another refinery last week.

Fox News’ Nicole Buschman contributed to this report.

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