Bahrain investigates nighttime oil pipeline blast, fire

 11 Nov 2017 - 8:16

Bahrain investigates nighttime oil pipeline blast, fire
Emergency and rescue workers are seen blocking the road leading to a fire in at oil pipeline in Buri village south of Manama, Bahrain, November 10, 2017. Picture taken November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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Authorities in Bahrain say they are investigating an oil pipeline explosion and fire in the island kingdom that sent flames shooting into the night sky.

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says the blast and fire hit near the village of Buri late Friday.

It says in a statement those living nearby were evacuated and a cause of the blast was under investigation.

It identified the pipeline as being run by the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Co. The oil firm could not be immediately reached for comment.