Gas pipeline explosion kills 28 in Saudi Arabia

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.