The vehicle in which 4 citizens died.
Six citizens ‘perish’, 9 expats hurt in Friday traffic accidents

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: Six Kuwaiti citizens died while nine expatriates sustained injuries due to traffic accidents that occurred throughout the country on Friday.
In details, four Kuwaiti citizens died when their vehicle crashed into a tanker in Jula’ia. Securitymen rushed to the location and referred their corpses to the Forensics Department. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile, a 37-year-old Kuwaiti citizen died when his vehicle collided with another on Umm Safaq Road in Wafra.
When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location with firefighters.
Firefighters pulled out the Kuwaiti citizen who was trapped inside his vehicle. They examined him and discovered that he had died. His corpse was referred to the Forensics Department.
A case was registered for investigations and the driver of the other vehicle was referred to the police station of the area.
Furthermore, a Kuwaiti citizen in his 40s died when a vehicle ran over him in Rahya desert.
According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from Jahra Hospital administration that a Kuwaiti citizen died after another Kuwaiti citizen admitted him in the hospital, securitymen rushed to the location.
They arrested the other Kuwaiti citizen and he revealed during investigations that he was driving his vehicle in Rahya desert when the victim stepped in front of him. He was unable to stop the vehicle on time and hit the victim. He provided first-aid to the victim and rushed him to Jahra Hospital; however the victim died after reaching the hospital.
Securitymen detained the suspect in police custody.
In addition, three Asian expatriates and an Egyptian expatriate sustained injuries when two vehicles collided on King Fahad Expressway. Paramedics rushed to the location and referred them to Adan Hospital for treatment.
Five Syrian expatriates including two women sustained injuries when two vehicles collided on Ghazali Road. Paramedics rushed to the location and referred the five victims to Sabah Hospital for treatment.

4 men, women held: Two Kuwaiti citizens and two Arab women were arrested recently in Salmiya for consumption of liquor and possession of an imported bottle of liquor.
According to security sources, while Hawally securitymen were patrolling Salmiya at night, they noticed a vehicle with two men and two women from which loud music was being played.
Securitymen stopped them and checked their details to discover the two men are Kuwaiti citizens while the two women are Arab nationals.
Sensing the smell of alcohol from them, securitymen checked the vehicle and found an imported bottle of liquor. They were arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against them.

Motorist fires at citizen: A 22-year-old Kuwaiti citizen narrowly escaped death when an unknown individual fired at him in Fintas and ran away.
According to security sources, the Kuwaiti citizen filed a case at Fintas Police Station and informed securitymen that he was crossing the road when a vehicle passed him and the driver requested him to stop. When he stopped on the other side of the road, the unknown individual started shooting randomly towards him and fled from the location. However, none of the bullets hit the citizen and he rushed to the police station to report the incident.
Securitymen noted the description of the vehicle and investigations are ongoing to arrest the suspect.

2 Syrians assault 2 citizens: Two Syrian expatriates were arrested recently for hitting two Kuwaiti citizens during a quarrel in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.
According to security sources, when the Kuwaiti citizens stopped their vehicle near a grocery store to purchase some items, two youths stopped near them and looked at them in a strange manner. Feeling intimidated, one of the Kuwaiti citizens ordered the driver of the vehicle to move but the youths retaliated in an impolite manner.  A quarrel rose between them which eventually developed into a physical fight.
When the owner of the grocery store informed the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and referred the two Kuwaiti citizens to Farwaniya Hospital for treatment, as they had sustained several injuries and bruises on their bodies.
The owner of the grocery store informed securitymen that the suspects ran away before their arrival. Securitymen noted the details of the suspect’s vehicle using which they identified the driver, who is a Syrian expatriate.
They arrested the two Syrian suspects and detained in police custody for necessary legal action against them.

Egyptian bitten by dog
: A 29-year-old Egyptian expatriate was bitten by a mad dog recently in Shuwaikh Industrial Area.
According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a passerby that a mad dog bit an individual, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and discovered the victim lying on the ground and bleeding from his leg. Paramedics referred the victim to Sabah Hospital for treatment.

Robbery bid foiled: An unknown individual wearing military uniform attempted to steal cash from a grocery store in Mangaf by impersonating as a police officer.
According to security sources, when a Syrian expatriate informed the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior that an individual, wearing military uniform and claiming he is police officer, was checking his grocery store, securitymen rushed to the location.
The owner of the grocery store informed securitymen that the suspect had demanded for his Civil ID and his wallet, after which he was checking the grocery store. However, when the suspect noticed him contacting the Operations Room, he fled from the location.
The owner provided details of the suspect’s vehicle and investigations are ongoing to arrest him.


By: Meshal Al-Sanousi Special to the Arab Times

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