Three buses set ablaze in Fahaheel
KUWAIT: Seven people were injured in a traffic accident along Jaber Causeway, said security sources. Five of the injured were rushed to Sabah Hospital for treatment, including a 25-year-old Kuwaiti who had to be medevacked due to serious head injuries and need for intensive care, while two others were taken to Jahra Hospital. Meanwhile, an investigation was opened to reveal the circumstances behind the accident.
Three buses parked in an open yard in Fahaheel caught fire, said security sources, noting that firemen from Fahaheel fire station rushed to the scene and managed to control the blaze without any casualties. Further investigations are in progress to determine the cause of the fire.
Fire engine’s insurance
Upon direct instructions from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, a tender was offered for public bidding to provide full insurance for all Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) vehicles and machinery against road accidents. KFSD’s public relations and media department explained that in view of the dangers firemen face while reporting to duty and the need to immediately respond to various calls, 468 vehicles had been insured against road accidents to cover all damages as well as 100 percent compensation for injuries to firemen.
Souq Mubarakiya inspection
Capital municipality inspectors, led by Hassan Al-Kandari, inspected various stores at Souq Mubarakiya and filed 15 warning notices to remove violations. Kandari said that his team exerts huge efforts to execute a comprehensive plan to achieve full control over various stores and construction companies working at the site. Kandari added that inspection campaigns will continue to make sure store owners comply with the warnings and remove violations.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Meshaal Al-Enezi