Eight children killed in horrific house fire

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Eight children died of suffocation after a fire gutted a house in Sabah Al-Ahmad yesterday. Firemen rushed to the scene after receiving an emergency call at 5:05 pm and rescued the children – aged between 14 years and eight months – from inside the house.

They were all in very critical condition, and later died in hospital, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate said in a statement. An investigation has been opened into the incident.