Blaze at Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil company leaves two workers dead

October 20, 2016 9:30 pm

This file picture shows a flame from a Saudi Aramco oil installation near the oil-rich area of Khouris. (By AFP)

’s Aramco oil company says two of its workers died of injuries sustained in a fire that broke out at a crude oil plant in Alwsea region.
“We sadly announce the tragic loss of two workers and 16 injured from a fire” at the plant, the state oil firm said on Thursday on its official twitter page.
The oil firm had announced late on Wednesday that the fire at the crude oil facility in Alwsea region was put out, adding that regular operations had resumed.

This photo shows an oil installation in the desert near the Khurais oilfield operated by state oil company Saudi Aramco. (Photo by Reuters)

The firm gave no details about the victims or the cause of the incident.
In September, a fire burned through Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal, injuring eight workers.
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