Saudi Refinery Fire Claims First Victim
A Saudi oil worker has died in hospital as a result of second-degree burns he received during a fire at the Ras Tannurah refinery, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Jayez al-Hajeri, 24, suffered second and third-degree burns during the July 17th fire caused by a gas leak at the Ras Tannurah refinery on the kingdom's east coast, Okaz said.
Another Saudi employee who suffered smoke inhalation was discharged from hospital, the paper added.
The state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco stressed Monday that the refinery's installations were "unaffected by the fire and continued to function normally."
Saudi Arabia sits on top of the world's biggest oil reserves and has estimated gas reserves of six trillion cubic meters (210 trillion cubic feet) - RIYADH (AFP)
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