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Bahrain Oil Pipeline Fire Contained

Bahrain Oil Pipeline Fire Contained

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 - 07:15
A Bahraini national flag flies near busy traffic on a road during morning rush hour in Manama February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A fire that broke out at an oil pipeline near the village of Buri on Friday night was swiftly contained by the emergency services, Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior said.

Coordination between the General Directorate of Civil Defense and the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) stopped the flow of oil through the affected pipeline immediately after notification of the incident, Bahrain News Agency reported.

Bapco has confirmed that the incident was isolated, BNA said.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, a full investigation into the cause of the incident has been launched, the agency added.

A security source told Asharq Al-Awsat that the fire broke out following an explosion inside the pipeline.

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