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2 Indians among dead as Saudi oil rig sinks in Persian Gulf

Dubai, Dec 28, 2013, (PTI):
The bodies of two Indians and a Bangladeshi, reported missing when an offshore oil rig of Saudi Arabia's state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found, officials said today. Reuters file photo for representation only

The bodies of two Indians and a Bangladeshi, reported missing when an offshore oil rig of Saudi Arabia's state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found, officials said today.

Aramco had earlier said the two Indian and a Bangladeshi workers were missing following yesterday's accident in the waters off the coast of al-Safaniya region, the site of the world's largest offshore oil field.

The remaining 24 crew suffered "limited injuries" but were rescued, Aramco said.

"They (bodies) were all found. We found two of them late yesterday and another one this morning," Eastern Province Coastguard spokesman Col Khaled al-Arqubi was quoted as saying by AFP.

The platform was carrying out maintenance work at an oil well in al-Safaniya in Eastern Province, 265 km north of the city of Dhahran, when the accident took place.

Aramco said a thorough investigation had been launched into the accident, which had not affected its operations.

Saudi Arabia is the world's top oil producer.

Discovered in 1951, al-Safaniya oil field has a capacity of more than 1.2 million barrels per day.


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