27 Jan Kuwait oil refinery death toll rises to four
The death toll from the previous fire at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company has now risen to four.
The fire, which began on Friday January 14th, initially killed two workers and left five others in critical condition. However, two more of those critically injured workers have died since receiving treatment in hospital.
After the deadly blaze, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company issued a statement in which they said that such incidents, while “very painful for us,” are “very likely in a complex industry.” They added that the company is striving to reduce such incidents and conducting periodic reviews of procedures in place.