Fifteen oil workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, were killed Sunday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, officials said. Seven of those killed were Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, said Mohammed Al-Basri of the stateowned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).
Two Indian citizens — one in critical condition — and a Kuwaiti were also injured in the accident, Basri told AFP. Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Spokesman Colonel Khalil Al-Amir said the victims were employees of Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC.
Firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue the injured. One of them was taken by an ambulance and the other by air to hospital. The firefighters had immediately intervened to help four individuals who were trapped in the wreckage of mangled metal.