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Monday , September 21 2020

Man caught going to Hajj on ATV, without papers

KUWAIT, Sept 6: Officers at the Salmi border post have arrested a Kuwaiti and handed him over to the Psychological Medicine Hospital, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to security sources the man arrived at the border post riding an old ATV and wanted to cross over into Saudi Arabia on his way to perform Hajj. He looked mentally disturbed and did not carry any documents except for a copy of his Civil ID. When police checked his records they discovered he was an inmate of the hospital.

One dead in mishap: A 28-yearold Kuwaiti citizen died when his sports vehicle crashed into a project site on Second Ring Road. Four Indian laborers who were working at the site sustained injuries, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the location. They pulled out the motorist who was trapped inside his vehicle and examined him to discover he had succumbed to his injuries. They checked his details to realize he is a Kuwaiti citizen. His corpse was referred to the Forensics Department while the injured laborers were referred to Amiri Hospital. Securitymen launched investigations to determine the cause of the accident.

‘Huge rush expected’: Director General of Airport Security Brigadier Waleed Al-Saleh affirmed that security agencies operating in Kuwait International Airport are ready to welcome passengers, including those arriving and departing. Brigadier Al-Saleh indicated many citizens and expatriates will return to prepare for the start of the new academic year upon return of the pilgrims after completion of the rituals (Hajj), and concerned departments anticipate unusual movement of passengers, especially on arrival. He pointed to full cooperation among all concerned agencies at Kuwait International Airport to ensure passengers’ comfort. Brigadier Al-Saleh explained the number of entry and exit movement at the airport in late August reached 1,172,019, among them 625,518 arrivals and 546,501 departures. He indicated the total number of citizens arriving at the airport was 256,526, whereas those coming from GCC countries constituted 27,564, while 27,187 people departed. He said the total number of expatriates arriving at the airport was 341,428, while 268,893 people departed. Brigadier Al-Saleh called on the general public to cooperate with concerned authorities at the airport to improve services and to ensure the comfort of all arriving and departing passengers, as well as the comfort of those welcoming and bidding their people farewell.

Robbers gang held: Officers from Farwaniya Security Directorate have arrested a gang of Syrian nationals for waylaying and robbing citizens and expatriates of personal possessions.

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