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Monday , January 27 2020

Abandoned power transformers, naked cables death traps for Kuwaitis, expats

KUWAIT CITY, April 30: Several abandoned electricity transformers and exposed land cables have become dangerous death traps waiting for human victims, especially children, due to long abandonment without maintenance.

The disaster could be devastating as many passersby may be prone to experiencing electric shock through the transformers having open doors or exposed cables that lay bare on the ground. A number of citizens and expatriates have urged concerned officials to ensure close monitoring of the transformers through inspection teams from the Ministry of Electricity and Water.

They believe that is the only way to prevent untoward incidents when innocent children move close to the transformers or cables. Kuwaiti citizen Abdullah Al-Hajeri is of the view that the Ministry of Electricity and Water is not doing enough to monitor transformers across the country. He cited certain locations in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh where abandoned transformers with open doors could cause disaster.

Another citizen Mohammad Al-Kandari said the Ministry of Electricity and Water should be more concerned and committed to the maintenance of transformers in the country. He is more worried about transformers that are close to kindergartens and elementary schools, because the tragedy may be too much to bear.

By Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff

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