Shaab’s red tide ‘toxic’

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

KUWAIT: Sec­re­tary gen­eral of Kuwait En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion So­ci­ety (KEPS) We­j­dan Al-Oqab stressed that the black slick spot­ted Sun­day af­ter­noon off Al-Shaab coast con­sists of dark red poi­sonous sea­weeds that are very harm­ful for marine species. She added that fish feed­ing on those weeds would be dan­ger­ous for hu­man con­sump­tion be­cause they would be­come highly toxic. She added that such sea­weeds form nat­u­rally in case they find enough ad­e­quate nu­tri­tion. The En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Author­ity had con­firmed that the slick was cre­ated by a stretch of red tide.

No heavy rain

Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal ex­pert Essa Ra­madan strongly de­nied so­cial me­dia sto­ries about heavy rain and floods in Kuwait which were ru­mored to hap­pen within the com­ing few days. He in­di­cated that to­day’s weather would be cloudy to partly cloudy with light to mod­er­ate south east­erly chang­ing to north west­erly winds, with speed of 15 - 40 km/h, and with a chance for scat­tered rain. Ra­madan strongly de­nied the pos­si­bil­ity of hav­ing floods like those in Jor­dan be­cause Jor­da­nian ter­rain was dif­fer­ent and Kuwait’s in­fras­truc­ture was more ef­fi­cient. Fur­ther, Ra­madan stressed that win­ter had not yet started in Kuwait and that tem­per­a­tures would rise again to 30 de­grees next week, adding that win­ter would start by De­cem­ber.

Khairan mur­der

The crim­i­nal court yes­ter­day sen­tenced four sus­pects to 10 years in jail with hard la­bor and two oth­ers to five years with hard la­bor over a mur­der case that hap­pened at the Khairan re­sort. The six sus­pects were ar­rested hours af­ter the mur­der, and the first one was charged with first de­gree mur­der, four were charged with as­sault and the sixth was charged as the owner of the crime scene.

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