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Oil spill hits Kuwait but production unaffected

Oil production was unaffected but some people were injured, according to the state-owned oil firm.
A Kuwaiti woman walks past a warning sign at a beach in Kuwait City, following an oil spill off the coast, Kuwait, Aug. 21, 2017.

An oil spill occurred in Kuwait on Monday due to an oil leakage, but oil production was unaffected.

The state-owned Kuwait Oil Company said there was an oil leakage in an unspecified location in western Kuwait, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. The incident caused some injuries to personnel. No poisonous gas was detected and oil production was unaffected, the official Kuwait News Agency reported. 

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