Explosion forces ten­ants out of Salmiya build­ing Two peo­ple in­jured in fire

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Two peo­ple sus­tained burns and bruises af­ter an explosion shat­tered their apart­ment in Salmiya. Their con­di­tions were later de­scribed as stable. A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that a gas leak caused the explosion. The ten­ants had re­port­edly switched the lights on, which pro­vided the spark that set apart­ment on fire, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tions. The build­ing was evac­u­ated be­fore fire­fight­ers man­aged to ex­tin­guish the flames. A team of spe­cial­ists later ar­rived to the scene and de­ter­mined that the build­ing needs to re­main evac­u­ated for at least a month for safety rea­sons, say­ing that the explosion may have dam­aged its foun­da­tions. Based on that, all ten­ants were told to stay away from the build­ing un­til fur­ther no­tice. In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, Hawally and Salmiya fire cen­ters re­sponded to a call about a fire in a Jabriya apart­ment. The fire was put out quickly and no in­juries were re­ported.

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Elec­tronic crimes’ com­bat­ing po­lice ar­rested an Iraqi man for up­load­ing video clips on YouTube that in­clude in­sults and urg­ing the com­mit­ment of vice crimes.

KUWAIT: The pic­ture shows a fourth-storey apart­ment heav­ily dam­aged fol­low­ing an explosion yes­ter­day.

Fire­fight­ers tackle a blaze re­ported in Jabriya yes­ter­day.

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