Two dead in King Fahd Road crash; second deadly accident this week

Kuwait Fire Service Directorate officers are seen during a surprise inspection of combustible liquids refining and storage facilities

KUWAIT: Two men died in an accident reported yesterday; the second fatal crash to be reported in Kuwait this week. The accident was reported on King Fahd Road near Jabriya, where two Arab men were pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. Hawally fire station men dealt with the situation. An investigation was opened to reveal the circumstances behind the accident. An accident reported on the Sixth Ring Road Monday night had left a Kuwaiti man dead and two others injured.

Reckless driver arrested
The interior ministry’s relations and security information department said following a video clip showing a motorist jumping the red light by climbing on the pavement, police took necessary legal action against the driver and his vehicle was impounded.

Surprise inspection
Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Deputy Director General for the Prevention Sector Maj Gen Khalid Fahd carried out a surprise inspection of combustible liquids refining and storage facilities in occupational areas. Several violations and warnings of administrative closures were issued. He said the presence of these factories in occupational areas is highly dangerous for people, property and the environment in case of fires, and “we are coordinating with concerned authorities to remove them from there and relocate them away from cities.”

Stores damaged
A restaurant and a copying store were damaged, and a customer was injured when two cars rammed into them by mistake, Al-Rai reported yesterday. The first accident took place when a female driver stopped near a Salmiya restaurant, and after she got her meal and was about to leave, she drove into the restaurant instead of reversing. No injuries were reported. The second accident saw a taxi driver backing into a print and copy store, also in Salmiya, after he lost control of the cab. A customer in the shop was injured due to flying glass. The shop owner chose not to file a complaint.

Domestic violence
An Egyptian woman and her mother sought help after her husband beat them both and caused extensive injuries, reported Al-Rai. The mother wanted to help her daughter, but she also received a beating, and the husband did not stop until neighbors intervened. Police arrested the husband as his wife and her mother went to hospital and brought medical reports. The husband will be referred to the public prosecution.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies