KUWAIT: A fire broke out yesterday morning in a garbage container and two trucks parked in an open yard in Shuwaikh Industrial, said security sources. Firemen from Shuwaikh industrial area and Ardiya rushed to the scene and managed to control the flames, preventing the fire from spreading to other parked trucks. No casualties were reported. Further investigations are in progress to determine the cause of the fire.
Meanwhile, a fire broke out in a house in Siddiq, said security sources, noting that firemen from Subhan and Farwaniya stations rushed to the scene, where they immediately evacuated the house and managed to control the blaze, which had started on the first floor. No casualties were reported. In the meantime, a water tanker truck turned over in Doha, said security sources, noting that on arriving at the scene, Sulaibikhat firemen found the driver trapped in the wreckage and suffering from various injuries. The driver was rushed to hospital while firefighters removed the truck from the road. An investigation was opened to reveal the cause of the accident.
Responding to recent social media reports about sand dunes accumulating along outer highways and allegations of the absence of interior and public works ministries’ elements at the scene, the interior ministry’s relations and security department strongly denied the report and stressed that its teams and traffic and security patrols are deployed at the scene in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works to remove the sand and open the road to traffic, which has been already done. Meanwhile, the interior ministry strongly denied some press and social media reports on referring 80-100 investigators and public attorneys to retirement.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun