KUWAIT: Two police officers narrowly escaped death when they could not control their patrol vehicle and it collided with a camel crossing the street along Subbiya highway, said security sources. Both officers sustained severe injuries and were rushed to Jahra Hospital for treatment.
Kuwait International Airport officers arrested an Asian man arriving with 1,000 illicit pills. The man admitted that he tried to smuggle the pills into Kuwait. He was taken to the Drug Control General Directorate (DGCA) for further action.
No injuries in fire
Firefighters tackled a blaze reported at a restaurant in Salmiya yesterday. Firemen from two separate fire stations arrived to the scene and discovered that the fire started in the kitchen of the second-floor restaurant. They evacuated the place and tackled the flames. No injuries were reported. Meanwhile, an investigation was opened to reveal the cause of the fire. Separately, a fire broke out in a vehicle in Ardiya industrial area, said security sources, noting that Ardiya firemen rushed to the scene and managed to control the fire before it spread to other vehicles parked nearby. In another incident, a fire broke out in a nine-storey building in Jabriya, said security sources, noting that firemen from Hawally, Salmiya and backup rushed to the scene and dealt with the fire that started in a laundry room on the sixth floor. The building had to be evacuated and ventilated while firemen fought the fire. No casualties were reported.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun