Fifteen oil workers killed in Kuwait bus crash

Fifteen oil workers killed in Kuwait bus crash
A fatal bus crash in Kuwait has killed 15 oil workers, with four others seriously injured.
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01 April, 2018
The accident happened in southern Kuwait [AFP-file photo]

Fifteen expatriate oil workers were killed Sunday when two buses collided in southern Kuwait, officials said. 

Among the dead were seven Indian nationals, five Egyptians and three Pakistanis, said Mohammed al-Basri of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

An Indian national is fighting for his life, after the head on collision. Another Indian and a Kuwaiti were also injured, Basri told AFP.

Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil al-Amir said that the workers were employed by Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC.

Kuwait's state news agency said the two buses collided, leading to the high death toll, with firemen having to cut some of the injured out of the wreckage.