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‘Pay victim’s heirs KD 70,000’ – Expat dies in lift

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Commercial Court of Cassation ordered a landlord who is a lawyer to pay compensation of KD 70,000 to the heirs of an expatriate who died when an elevator collapsed inside the building owned by the lawyer. The court considers the landlord responsible for the neglect that caused the accident.

According to the lawsuit filed by the counsel to the heirs Lawyer Zaid Al-Khabbaz, they demanded for legitimate blood money and compensation over their deceased patriarch. They revealed that the incident injured some workers, but many others, including their patriarch, had died, supporting their claim with a medical report. The heirs accused the landlord of negligence and failure to follow safety and security regulations, as he didn’t insure the elevator or sign a contract for steady maintenance. There was also no indication about the capacity and limit of weight the elevator could carry.

Debts unpaid: Police have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti who was wanted by law for failing to pay debts worth KD 50,000, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, the Kuwaiti was seized at a police checkpoint in Adan. Another Kuwaiti woman who was wanted by law for failing debts to three people worth KD 16,000 was seized in a suburb of Al-Salam. Both persons had been sentenced in absentia. They are handed over to the Sentences Enforcement Department.

Transformers stolen: Police are looking for unidentified persons for stealing power transformers from to the Ministry of Electricity and Water in Saad Al-Abdullah, in addition to 12 electrical cables, reports Al-Anba daily. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department have lifted fingerprints to identify the culprits.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff

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