January, 2002

This is a repeating event

200231JanAll DayRaudhatain Terminal Explosion 2002Raudhatain Kuwait (KW)Industry:StorageCountry:KuwaitLanguage:ENLoC:Deterioration Origin: Marsh Incident:VCEHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site Fatalities)Effects:1-10 FatalitiesMaterial:Crude Oil


Four people were killed in an explosion and fire at an oil gathering center, gas booster station, and power substation. The explosion occurred after a leak from a buried oil pipeline in the gathering station spread to a power substation, sparking the blaze. The flash explosion and resulting blaze hit the gathering center and the adjacent gas booster station. At least 19 people were injured in the incident, mainly suffering first- and second-degree burns. The fire was extinguished two days after the event.

[ Property Damage $150 Million. Estimated Current Value $246 Million ]

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