Motorist dead, five injured in 3-car collision at 4th Ring Road

KUWAIT: Firefighters examine the scene of an accident on Fourth Ring Road.

KUWAIT: One person was killed and five others were injured when three vehicles collided along the Fourth Ring Road, said security sources. Firemen rushed to the scene where they rescued the injured and rushed them to hospital for treatment. The dead motorist’s body was taken to the coroner. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances behind the accident


Two critically wounded in 7th Ring Road crash


Separately, two people sustained critical injuries when their vehicle collided into a truck carrying garbage containers along the Seventh Ring Road. On arriving at the scene, firemen found that one of the two passengers was thrown out of the vehicle, while the other was trapped inside it. Special gear had to be used to release him and both were sent to the hospital.


Jahra fire


A fire recently broke out in six-storey building in Jahra. Security sources said firemen from Jahra and Jahra industrial area were immediately dispatched to the scene, where they found that the fire started in a fifth-floor apartment and that over 100 people, including children, were trapped by flames and smoke. Firemen managed to rescue the trapped people, of whom three were injured and sent to hospital for treatment. No fatalities were reported.


Basement fire


Another fire was reported in the basement of a house in Naeem in Jahra, said security sources, noting that on rushing to the scene, firemen evacuated the house and managed to control the flames without reporting any casualties.


Farwaniya blaze


Meanwhile, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of a nine-storey building in Farwaniya, said security sources, noting that firemen immediately evacuated 70 tenants including 29 children and dealt with the blaze. No casualties were amongst the civilians, but four firefighters suffered from smoke inhalation – three were treated onsite and one was rushed to hospital for further treatment.


By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 13/01/2018