KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry said in a statement yesterday that social media reports claiming that a person was hospitalized following an accident caused by police are untrue. The ministry explained that two fugitives drove away from a police checkpoint in Taima yesterday morning, and stopped outside a house. One of them went inside the house, while the other climbed on top of the house next door and attempted to jump back to his friend’s house. But he accidently fell to the ground and was injured, the statement reads, noting that an ambulance was brought to send the man to the hospital.

Fire
Four vehicles caught fire outside a mosque in Andalus Thursday night. Firefighters tackled the blaze and prevented flames from spreading to nearby vehicles. No injuries were reported in the incident. An investigation was opened to determine the cause of the fire.

Roaming vendors
Kuwait Municipality inspectors carried out a campaign recently targeting roaming vendors in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh, Khaitan and Rega’ie. They issued 32 tickets, and confiscated electric appliances, furniture and vegetables that were sold illegally. The municipality used 26 half lorry trucks to move the material confiscated in the crackdown.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun