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Smoke billows from the fire site in Kuwait.
Gulf Today Report
Teams of fire crews have put out a massive fire that broke out at a scrap yard in Amghara north of Kuwait City.
No casualties were reported, the fire department said yesterday. Civil Defence teams and police patrols rushed to the scene.
More than 180 firefighters have successfully put out the fire late Tuesday morning, which burned over 60,000 square meters, the Kuwait Fire Force said in a statement.
“The flames, fanned by strong winds, gutted a construction facility in the area.
“It took ‘Herculean effort’ to put out the blaze amid an ongoing operation. A probe into the circumstances behind the incident has started, KUNA added.”
The company announced via Twitter, that a fire broke out “during maintenance operations for the gas liquefaction unit No. 32 at the Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.”
The firefighters stated that four firefighting teams are fighting the fire and trying to control it and prevent its spread, noting that it has affected tents and plastic materials used in the manufacture of tents.
The fire in the truck, which carried 36,000 litres of diesel fuel, was brought under control in record time, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate said in a press release on Sunday.
While the firefighters were able to salvage the bodies of the inhabitants from the conflagration, eight of the fire victims died tragically whose ages reportedly ranged from 14 years to 8 months.
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