Contractor killed and three injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

A contractor was killed and three other workers injured in a pipeline leak in Saudi Arabia, oil giant Saudi Aramco said.

The company said in a statement on Sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak on Saturday in Abqaiq.

It did not provide details on how the contractor was killed.

Two contractors who were hurt in the incident have been released from the hospital, while an Aramco employee who was injured remains in stable condition.

The company said it plans a thorough investigation of the accident.

AP


More in this Section

Mike Pompeo says US will wait for inquiry before acting on missing journalist

US downgrades its Jerusalem mission to Palestinians

Husband and wife swingers dubbed the 'Fred and Rose West of Barry' jailed for sexually abusing girls

Everything you need to know about the Brexit talks so far


Breaking Stories

David Beckham admits marriage is ‘hard work’: Is it normal for long-term relationships to be tough?

On World Menopause Day: 5 myths you really need to stop believing

Photography awards capture life at its wildest

This is how to stay healthy as a new parent – according to The Body Coach

More From The Irish Examiner