Firefighting personnel extinguishing a fire at Al-Ahmadi refinery south of Kuwait City. AFP
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.
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.
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.
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