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‘Fire that destroyed many shops, caused massive losses could be a case of arson’

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 9: The fire that happened recently in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area which razed to the ground shops and stores on a vast area containing electric and electronic items worth thousands of dinars is believed to be a case of arson, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to a fire source CCTV footage from one of the cameras installed in the area shows a person intentionally setting fire to the store and did not leave the area until he saw the fire had engulfed the store and then left the area.

The source said this video has been handed over to the Ministry of the Interior, which has begun investigations and is confident of arresting the arsonist and know the reasons why he committed the crime.

However, the source said the act of arson may have to do something with insurance, because it is common knowledge that companies sign insurance contracts, especially against fire, and in the event of loss of goods they demand compensation.

It is evident from the video clip that it was recorded during the night when visibility is not clear, but the Ministry of the Interior has techniques that enable to clarify the image. It is noteworthy to mention the fire broke out past midnight in the early hours Thursday and the firefighting engines from 9 centers fought the fl ames for more than 11 hours.

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