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Fire at Basra oil seaport extinguished, shipping resumes: sources


Iraqi officials have announced extinguishing a fire that broke out on Tuesday at a Basra seaport for exporting oil, adding that shipping has resumed.

In remarks, a security source said firefighters controlled the fire, which broke out at al-Khafka seaport.

Over 100 employees were evacuated, the source said on condition of anonymity. No Casualties were reported.

Shipping was resumed after being halted for a short time, sources and officials from the seaport and the Basra oil company said.

The fire broke out in a residential area, where employers of the seaport live. No damages were caused at the oil infrastructure.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 16 July 2019 08:58 PM