Fire engulfs kerosene unit at Mina Abdulla

CAIRO - A fire shut down a kerosene unit in the refinery of Mina Abdulla, Kuwait state news agency KUNA said. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire, which was extinguished by early Wednesday.

The head of state-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp, Hashem Hashem, said the expected reason of the fire is a mechanical failure at one of the pumps.

There are no casualties, Hashem said.

The other Mina Abdulla refinery units are operating normally, he added.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Editing by Sandra Maler

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