49 dead and dozens injured

49 dead and dozens injured
49 dead and dozens injured

The fire started in the guard’s room, spread to a room on the first floor and then to a commercial area. From there, it covered the building.


A fire in a residential building located in the Mangaf area, in the south of the city of Kuwaitcapital of that country, led to the death of 49 peopleaccording to what was published by the Ministry of the Interior of the Arab state.

The Kuwaiti emir, the sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabahordered an immediate investigation into the cause of the conflagration and pledged to bring those responsible to justice, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The fire started in the guard roomspread to a room on the first floor, then to a commercial area where there were gas cylinders and later covered the rest of the building, where around 200 people lived, mostly workers. migrants from India. In addition, there were dozens of injuries and so far only three victims were identified.

The Minister of Interior and Defense of Kuwait, harsh against real estate businessmen for the fire

the sheikh Fahad Yusuf Saud Al-SabahDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Defense of the Middle Eastern country, visited the place and targeted the owners of the building, accusing them of committing infractions and greed, alleging that they were fundamental factors for the fire to occur.

”Unfortunately, the greed of real estate owners “This is what leads to these issues,” he said. And he continued: ”Unfortunately there were negligence by real estate entrepreneurs. They violate the rules and this is the result of the violations. While we talk there are 41 people dead and the reason is the real estate businessmen, unfortunately.”

The Minister of Public Works, Nura al Mashaan, assured that she will suspend and subject to investigation, “due to negligence”, all those responsible for the section of the Al Ahmadi municipality. The owner of the building himself was arrested following the tragic event.

In Kuwait Fires are frequent during the summer months., specifically due to the high temperatures in the region, which reach values ​​of up to 50 degrees Celsius. The country has a population of about 4.2 million inhabitants, of which two thirds are migrants and expatriates, who tend to be mostly from other Asian countries and who work in the small but rich Gulf country.

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