Four Indians killed in Kuwait refinery explosion

Dubai: Four Indian workers have been killed in an explosion in Kuwait`s largest refinery of Mina Al-Ahmadi.

The four workers who died on Saturday in the explosion were all Indians hailing from Tamil Nadu, the Indian Embassy in Kuwait said yesterday.

The victims have been identified as Rajaram Lakshmaiah Reddy, Lognathan Ponnaiah Senthivel, Janakiraman Arjunan and Sivachandran Shanmugam.

The workers were killed and two other employees injured in the explosion that took place at the Gas Liquefaction Plant at the refinery during maintenance works, Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) said in a statement.

Reports suggest the explosion was caused by a gas leak.