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Rescue workers dig the sand where the 2 Asian workers got buried
Two workers die after heritage building’s wall caves in on them Securitymen arrest youth, female for alcohol use

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21: Two Asian construction workers lost their lives when sand wall collapsed on them at the Heritage Palace “Khaz’al Palace” near the British Embassy in Sharq during renovation work. Officers at the Operations Room dispatched personnel from the Technical Rescue Center and Capital Fire Station to the scene, accompanied by security operatives and paramedics. The officers started searching for the victims in the rubble of the fallen walls, and managed to retrieve the first victim who died 30 minutes later. However, the second victim was already dead before the rescue team could reach him. The remains were referred to Forensics for autopsy. A source said the ancient wall is about five meters high and the building is a vintage heritage belonging to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters. The police have since registered a case for investigation. Among the senior officers present at the scene were Acting Director General of Fire Service Brigadier Khaled Al- Mekrad, Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud, and Director of Public Relations at the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.

Bootleggers held in Ahmadi: Ahmadi securitymen arrested a gang of three Asian men for manufacturing local liquor in an apartment in the governorate. Security sources revealed the suspects were arrested during a surprise inspection campaign as the officers found four bottles of locally brewed liquor in their possession. During interrogation, the gang admitted to trading in local liquor. They guided the officers to an apartment where they manufacture liquor; resulting in the discovery of 33 bottles of local alcohol ready for sale. A case was registered and the suspects were referred to the concerned security department for the necessary legal action.

Man, woman held drunk: Security operatives arrested a Kuwaiti youth with his female compatriot in Salmiya area for consuming alcohol. The officers were on a routine patrol when they spotted the reckless manner in which the youth motorist was driving, so they waved down the car. As they moved closer to the motorist, the officers smelt alcohol in their breath. They went on to conduct a search in the vehicle and found a bottle of alcohol. The two youths were referred to the concerned authority without delay.

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