Kuwait: 4 Indians killed in refinery explosion
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 08:57
Dubai: The four workers who died in an explosion in Kuwait's largest refinery last week have been identified as Indian nationals from Tamil Nadu.

The Indian embassy confirmed on Monday that all the four workers who lost their lives in the refinery accident on Saturday were Indians.

The victims have been identified as Rajaram Lakshmaiah Reddy, Lognathan Ponnaiah Senthivel, Janakiraman Arjunan and Sivachandran Shanmugam.

The workers were killed and two other employees injured in a gas pipe explosion at Kuwait's largest refinery of Mina Al-Ahmadi.

The explosion took place at the Gas Liquefaction Plant at the refinery during maintenance works, Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) said in a statement.

The Embassy said its officials were in contact with the employer of the deceased for completing the necessary formalities for airlifting their mortal remains to India.

Reports suggest the explosion was caused by a gas leak.

The refinery is said to be continuing its operations as usual.

Mina al-Ahmadi is the largest of three refineries in Kuwait with a refining capacity of over 460,000 barrels per day.


First Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 08:57

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