Bahrain Oil Pipeline Fire Contained

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 Bahraini national flag flies near busy traffic on a road during morning rush hour in Manama February 21, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain Oil Pipeline Fire Contained

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 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.



Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat

 

Saudi Arabia has expressed profound sorrow over the tragic loss of lives and injuries caused by a fire in Kuwait's Mangaf district, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, sent separate cables of condolences to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
They expressed deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and to the families of the victims and to the people of Kuwait, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
In an official statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed Saudi Arabia’s deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to the government and people of Kuwait.
The Ministry reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Kuwait during this difficult time and extended heartfelt wishes for the safety and well-being of Kuwait, its citizens, and all residents within its borders.
At least 35 people died and 15 others were injured in an apartment building fire in Mangaf area in Kuwait’s southern Ahmadi Governorate, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.