An explosion on a gas pipeline has killed 28 workers in eastern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi national oil company Aramco said Sunday.
"The fire broke out while contractor workers were linking a new pipe" to the pipeline during maintenance late Saturday, Aramco said in a statement.
It said 28 workers, including five Aramco employees, had died in the fire, which was put out early Sunday some 30 kilometers from its Hawiyah gas plant.
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