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Two technicians injured in power transformer blast in Salaw Area

KUWAIT, Two technicians were injured when an explosion happened inside a power transformer in Salwa Area on Monday evening, Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) and fire department said.

A spark erupted while technicians were doing maintenance to a power transformer which caused an explosion injuring two technicians of an Arab nationality, MEW Undersecretary Mohammad Bushehri told KUNA.

He assured the technicians’ health conditions were stable.

The minister, said Bushehri, ordered an investigation into the incident and that technicians were on the location to restore electricity.

The fire department said firefighters reached the power transformer but the two technicians were already taken by the paramedics.

Source: Kuwait News Agency