An aerial view shows a building in Shaab in flames and The weapons that were dumped in the trash are displayed
An aerial view shows a building in Shaab in flames and The weapons that were dumped in the trash are displayed

KUWAIT: A huge fire broke out yesterday afternoon in an under-construction 16-storey building in Shaab, said security sources, noting that firemen from Hawally, Salmiya, Kuwait City, Subhan and the operations and backup centers rushed to the scene.

The sources added that due to strong winds and the presence of large quantities of construction lumber, the flames were very huge and threatened adjacent buildings, which had to be evacuated. The fire department had just mobilized its second highest firefighting ladder one hour before the fire, and used it in fighting the blaze. No casualties were reported but an investigation is in progress to determine the cause of the fire.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

Weapons stash found in trash

KUWAIT: Police found an array of weapons and ammunition in a dumpster after a municipality worker called the interior ministry to tell them about the stash in an open yard in Garnata. The explosives department was called in and handled the munitions, which included machineguns, grenades, RPGs, rifles, a knife, magazine rounds and seven wooden boxes and three metal ones containing various weapons and ammunition

By Meshaal Al-Enezi