Con­do­lences of­fered on death of work­ers

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 13, (KUNA): His High­ness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ah­mad AlJaber Al-Sabah sent Thurs­day a ca­ble of con­do­lences to Pres­i­dent of Nepal Bid­hya Devi Bhan­dari over the death of Nepalese work­ers in an ac­ci­dent at Al-Mutla’a hous­ing project.

His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlMubarak Al-Sabah also sent sim­i­lar cables to Pres­i­dent Bhan­dari.

His High­ness the Amir also sent cables of con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims of the col­lapse.

In the cables, His High­ness the Amir ex­pressed his sin­cere con­do­lences and sym­pa­thy over this sor­row­ful in­ci­dent.

His High­ness the Amir prayed to Al­lah Almighty to bring so­lace to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, wish­ing a speedy re­cov­ery to the wounded.

His High­ness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ah­mad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His High­ness the Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ha­mad AlMubarak Al-Sabah sent sim­i­lar cables.

Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker Mar­zouq Al-Ghanim on Wednesday sent cables of con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims of the col­lapse.

In the cables, Al-Ghanim voiced his sin­cere con­do­lences and sym­pa­thy over this in­ci­dent, pray­ing to Al­lah Almighty to bring so­lace to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims.

He wished those in­jured a speedy re­cov­ery.

Kuwait’s Pub­lic Works Min­is­ter and State Min­is­ter for Hous­ing Dr Rana Al-Faris has tasked for the for­ma­tion of an in­ves­tiga­tive com­mit­tee into the con­struc­tion site in­ci­dent.

Dur­ing her visit to the site, the min­is­ter un­der­lined the need to “com­plete in­ves­ti­ga­tions swiftly in order to un­cover any short­com­ings and to hold the re­spon­si­ble of­fi­cial ac­count­able in the event of neg­li­gence.”

Ac­cord­ing to a Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Hous­ing Wel­fare state­ment, she stressed the need for a “de­tailed report” to be sub­mit­ted on the in­ci­dent, re­veal­ing its causes, in preparatio­n for nec­es­sary le­gal mea­sures to be taken to­wards those who are proven to be re­spon­si­ble.

Kuwait Fire Ser­vice Direc­torate (KFSD) has, mean­while, an­nounced that res­cue op­er­a­tions were com­pleted at the Al-Mutla’a hous­ing project site.

Death toll climbed up to six people. Three oth­ers had been res­cued im­me­di­ately at the con­struc­tion site, KFSD added.

They also said that the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of KFSD Lieut Gen Khaled Al-Mekrad checked the in­ci­dent site, task­ing per­son­nel to in­ves­ti­gate cir­cum­stances that led to the ac­ci­dent.

(AP)

From left: Sen Mike Lee, Sen Tim Kaine, and Sen Su­san Collins, speak to re­porters just af­ter the Se­nate ad­vanced a bipartisan res­o­lu­tion as­sert­ing that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump must seek ap­proval from Congress be­fore en­gag­ing in fur­ther mil­i­tary ac­tion against Iran, at the Capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton on Feb 12.

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