Head-on crash kills 15 oil workers in Kuwait

It is believed the two buses that crashed into each other were transporting oil workers near the huge Burgan oilfield.

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait's Emir, has condoled with the families of the victims.
Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Kuwait's Emir, has condoled with the families of the victims.

The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has stated that a head-on crash involving two buses carrying oilfield workers on Sunday has claimed up to 15 lives, according to the KUNA.

The KFSD said the incident occurred on the Al-Artal road, located close to the seventh ring road.

The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has revealed that the two buses were carrying employees of two contracting firms who were engaged in operations near the Burgan oilfield.

The KUNA has also reported that the victims include seven Indian nationals, five Egyptians, three Pakistanis while a number of the injured are in a critical condition.

The KOC has said it will investigate the circumstances of the accident.

The Burgan oilfield is located in the south east of the country and is one of the region’s giant fields with daily production around 1.8mn barrels per day. It is estimated the field generates around half of Kuwait’s daily output.

Following the tragic incident, the KUNA has reported that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, the country’s Emir, has sent his condolences to the families of the victims.

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