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Drugs kill expat visitor – Speeding cause of accidents

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26:  An Egyptian expatriate who came to Kuwait on visit visa died due to drug overdose inside his hotel room in Salmiya area, reports Al-Rai daily. According to security sources, the Egyptian national arrived in Kuwait few days ago on visit visa and was staying in a hotel. When the cleaning staff of the hotel noticed that he had not left his room since his arrival, they feared that something bad might have happened to him.

The hotel management then notified the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior about the situation. Hawally securitymen, armed with a search warrant, rushed to the hotel with paramedics and opened his room to discover his dead body lying on the bed amid suspicions of foul play. Criminal Investigations officers were summoned to the location and they examined the body and referred it to the Forensics Department. The initial report indicated that the cause of death is drug overdose. Investigations are underway to determine the source of the drugs, whether he brought it with them or if someone supplied it to him within country, as well as to identify the people who visited him in his room, and the people he contacted since his arrival in the country.

Speeding cause of accidents
Recent statistics indicate that nearly all traffic accidents and violations recorded in the first half of 2017 were related to crossing of red signals, excessive speeding, use of mobile phones and reckless driving, reports Al-Shahed daily. It noted a total of 4,47,917 traffic incidents were recorded from 2012 until April 2017, and following is the breakdown data: 86,271 in 2012, 89,527 in 2013; 99,047 in 2014; 77,961 in 2015; 71,582 in 2016, and 23,529 in 2017. Deaths resulting from traffic accidents since 2012 have reached 2,366. Following is the breakdown data: 454 deaths in 2012; 445 in 2013; 561 in 2014; 429 in 2015; 424 in 2016, and 153 from Jan to April 2017. Public Relations and Media Information Department in the Ministry of Interior has called on motorists to abide by traffic regulations to save their own lives and those of other road users.

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