Two buses collide head-on in Kuwait: Seven Indians among 15 oil workers killed; one Indian also injured

Seven Indians were among 15 oil workers who were killed in Dubai in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, Kuwaiti officials said

PTI April 02, 2018 09:00:59 IST
Two buses collide head-on in Kuwait: Seven Indians among 15 oil workers killed; one Indian also injured

Dubai: Seven Indians were among 15 oil workers who were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, Kuwaiti officials said.

The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) put the death toll at 15.

Two buses collide headon in Kuwait Seven Indians among 15 oil workers killed one Indian also injured

File image of Kuwait Police. Reuters

It said the two buses collided head-on thus causing the high casualty figure, KUNA news agency reported.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue the injured.

One of them was taken by an ambulance and the other by air to hospital.

The firefighters had immediately intervened to help four individuals who were trapped in a wreckage of mangled metal.

The Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said the buses were transporting employees of contracting firms that work for the company when the accident occurred near the Burgan oil field.

Seven of the victims were Indians, five Egyptians, three Pakistanis, in addition to two who were injured—one Indian and the other Kuwaiti.

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