KUWAIT: The relations and security information department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) renewed its warnings to citizens and expats to avoid any foreign objects that might appear in desert areas following the recent heavy rains, and which may be part of hazardous military leftovers.


Meanwhile, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lt Gen Essam Al-Naham, accompanied by Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Maj Gen Hatem Al-Sayegh, inspected areas where water had gathered and oversaw how it was being removed. He inspected the Sabahiya and Mangaf underpasses and King Abdulaziz Road.


Along with the President of the Civil Aviation Directorate Sheikh Salman Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah, he inspected airport runways and checked the damage. Nahham ended his tour in Souq Mubarakiya and inspected old buildings that were affected by rain.


Bus fire


The public relations and information department at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said a bus caught fire while parked in an open area in Fahaheel, prompting firemen to respond as the flames spread to another bus. The blaze was put out and no injuries were reported.


1,819 calls


Kuwait Municipality Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi visited cleanliness centers in various governorates to make sure about their performance according to emergency plans. Manfouhi informed municipal workers about the gratitude of the His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah to municipal employees for their work during the rain. He said the municipality received 1,819 calls at the operations room, drained more than 12 million gallons of water and removed 128,196 cu m of rubbish, trees and soil.


By Hanan Al-Saadoun