Kuwaiti security personnel stand guard outside a mosque in this file photo dated 26 June 2015. Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil al-Amir said the accident victims were employees of Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC. Photo: AFP
Kuwaiti security personnel stand guard outside a mosque in this file photo dated 26 June 2015. Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil al-Amir said the accident victims were employees of Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC. Photo: AFP

Seven Indians among 15 killed in Kuwait bus collision

Those killed in Kuwait bus accident include seven Indian nationals, five Egyptians and three Pakistanis, an official of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company said

Kuwait City:Seven Indians were among 15 oil workers killed on 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 state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

Two Indian citizens—one in critical condition—and a Kuwaiti were also injured in the accident, Basri told AFP.

Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil al-Amir said the victims were employees of Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC.

Like the other Arab states of the oil-rich Gulf, Kuwait has drawn international condemnation for its track record on migrant workers’ rights and labour conditions.

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