3 Pakistani, 7 Indians killed in Kuwait

3 Pakistani, 7 Indians killed in Kuwait

KUWAIT - Fifteen expatriate oil workers were killed Sunday when two buses collided in southern Kuwait, officials said.

Among the dead were seven Indian nationals, five Egyptians and three Pakistanis, said Mohammed al Basri of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).

An Indian national is fighting for his life, after the head on collision. Another Indian and a Kuwaiti were also injured, Basri told *AFP*.

Fire department spokesman Colonel Khalil al Amir said that the workers were employed by Burgan Drilling, a private subcontractor for KOC.

Kuwait’s state news agency said the two buses collided, leading to the high death toll, with firemen having to cut some of the injured out of the wreckage.

Earlier this month, At least 17 people have been killed and another 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants, including Pakistanis, hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames, local media reported on Friday.

The bus, which crashed late Thursday on the Igdir-Kars highway, was carrying nationals from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the state-run *Anadolu* news agency reported. Images in Turkish media showed smoke rising from the charred bus with its front smashed and migrants lying on the road with bloodied faces.