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Fire claims two lives at Kuwait's largest oil refinery

A general view taken on April 16, 2016 shows the Shuaiba oil refinery south of Kuwait City. Kuwaiti oil workers plan to go on strike on April 17, 2016 in protest to what they call the government's plan to cut their annual benefits and bonuses. / AFP / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)
A general view taken on April 16, 2016 shows the Shuaiba oil refinery south of Kuwait City. [YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images]

A fire broke out in Kuwait's largest petroleum refinery on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, Anadolu News Agency reports.

In a statement, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said that the fire erupted as maintenance work was being carried out at the gas liquefaction unit of Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.

The company said that five people with severe burns were transferred to hospital in critical condition. Two Asian workers succumbed to the injuries, it added.

The fire has been extinguished, it said, adding that the incident did not affect operations at the refinery.

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