2 women drown in a swim­ming pool in Sabah Al-Salem area

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: Two Egyp­tian women (30 and 32) re­cently drowned in a swim­ming pool in Sabah Al-Salem, said se­cu­rity sources, not­ing that the two vic­tims worked for a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in the area. A case was filed and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in progress.

The to­tal num­ber of speed­ing vi­o­la­tions de­tected by new traf­fic cam­eras start­ing from July 16th un­till Septem­ber 11th was 32,941, said Ma­jor Gen­eral Fa­had Al-Showayye, the In­te­rior Min­istry’s Act­ing As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Traf­fic Af­fairs. He added that 915 ex­pats were de­ported, while 54,166 ve­hi­cles and 950 bikes were im­pounded in 2016. Mean­while, 117 ex­pats were de­ported, and 12,028 ve­hi­cles and 622 bikes were im­pounded in the pe­riod of Jan­uary 1 till July 29, 2017. In ad­di­tion, Showayye said that 1,505 own­ers of ve­hi­cles with GCC li­cense plates were sum­moned over com­mit­ting 97,000 in­di­rect traf­fic vi­o­la­tions.

Mean­while, the In­te­rior Min­istry’s Re­la­tions and Se­cu­rity Me­dia Di­rec­tor Bri­gadier Adel Al-Hashash said that a me­dia aware­ness cam­paign was or­ga­nized be­fore the new cam­eras were put in use to ex­plain how they op­er­ate to help road users avoid le­gal ac­count­abil­ity.

A fire broke out re­cently in a 10-story build­ing in Salmiya used by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion to house fe­male teach­ers, said se­cu­rity sources, not­ing that fire­men rushed to the scene and found out that the fire was in a kitchen on the sec­ond floor. The whole build­ing was evac­u­ated and the fire was con­trolled with­out re­port­ing any ca­su­al­ties. Mean­while, a fire broke out in a 12-story build­ing in Mirqab, said se­cu­rity sources, not­ing that on re­port­ing to the scene, fire­men found out that the fire started in a ware­house of a den­tist’s clinic in the third floor. The build­ing was evac­u­ated and one per­son was res­cued af­ter suf­fer­ing from smoke in­hala­tion. A case was filed and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in progress to de­ter­mine the cause of the fire.

Far­waniya mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s act­ing clean­ing depart­ment man­ager Soud AlHarbi said that his teams had re­cently re­moved 23 aban­doned ve­hi­cles in Jleeb Al-Shuy­oukh, Far­waniya, Re­qqae, Omariya and Ash­be­liya. He added that seven cafes and stores were also fined for il­le­gal use of pub­lic prop­erty lands.

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