Over 40 killed, dozens injured in massive Kuwait building fire - GulfToday

Over 40 killed, dozens injured in massive Kuwait building fire


A Kuwaiti police officer is seen in front of a burnt building following a deadly fire in Mangaf, Kuwait, on Wednesday. Reuters

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Dozens were killed in a major fire that occurred in a building in Kuwait on Wednesday morning, while numerous injured individuals are currently being treated in a number of hospitals operated by the Ministry of Health. The Times of India, however, puts the figure at 41.

According to another report in a section of the Indian media, 43 people were killed in the blaze. Among them were 10 Indians, which included five from Kerala, the report adds.

The Director General of Forensic Evidence, Major General Eid Al Oweihan, has stated that the number of fatalities at the scene of the fire, which broke out in the Mangaf area of the city, has exceeded 35. Additionally, 15 injured individuals were transported to medical facilities, with four succumbing to their injuries, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The Ministry of Health has announced that it has thus far treated and provided full medical care to 43 cases affected by the fire, including cases of severe injury and four cases that have resulted in death.

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister Fahad Yusuf Al Sabah speaks with police officers in Mangaf, Kuwait. Reuters

It has also stated that the injured have been admitted to several hospitals across the country. Twenty-one cases have been transferred to Al Adan Hospital, six cases to Farwaniya Hospital, one case to Al Amiri Hospital, eleven cases to Mubarak Hospital, and four cases to Mubarak Hospital. All medical teams are working to provide the necessary care and attention to these patients as soon as possible. 


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