Four Indians killed in refinery blast in Kuwait

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 09:58

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 today 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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 09:58

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