Two citizens hurt in second car-to-truck crash

KUWAIT: A sports utility vehicle crashed into a truck in an accident reported on the Seventh Ring Road (Right) A vehicle crashed into the rear of a truck in an accident reported on King Fahd Highway

KUWAIT: A woman was instantly killed and a male citizen was injured when their sports utility vehicle (SUV) collided into a truck along Seventh Ring Road. Rescuers were dispatched to the scene to release the couple from the wreckage, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement. An investigation was opened to determine the circumstances behind the accident.

In a separate accident, two citizens were injured when a driver lost control over his vehicle and it collided into the rear of a truck along King Fahd Highway, said security sources, noting that KFSD rescue forces had to be dispatched to the scene where they used hydraulic gear to disentangle the two vehicles. The injured persons were sent to hospital for treatment.

Three fires
A fire broke out in the early hours of yesterday morning at a shopping mall in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh. When firemen arrived at the scene, they found that the fire was in three adjacent garment stores. Firemen disconnected the power and immediately started tackling the blaze to prevent it from spreading to other stores. The fire was controlled without any casualties. Further investigations are in progress to determine the cause of the blaze.
Another fire broke out in a house in Salwa, said security sources, noting that firemen rushed to the scene where they disconnected the power, evacuated the entire house and controlled the blaze within 15 minutes. No casualties were reported. A third fire broke out in a house in Qurtuba. On arrival at the scene, firemen found the fire was in a laundry room on the roof. The fire as controlled without reporting any casualties.

80 ATVs impounded
The Interior Ministry’s relations and security media department said Ahmadi security forces impounded 80 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) during inspection campaigns in Khairan and Sabah Al-Ahmad Sea City for violating traffic rules, using them on highways and disturbing residents in residential areas, which is a violation of Cabinet resolution number 900/2009.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun