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Asian dies in farm fire – Bangladeshi suffers burns

KUWAIT CITY, March 1: An Asian expatriate died when fire engulfed his pre-fabricated room inside a farm in Wafra area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the fire, firefighters, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location to discover two pre-fabricated rooms …

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Threat to set mom on fire – Semi-nude youth held

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: Police have arrested an unidentified youth for beating his mother and threatening to set her on fire, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, when police went to arrest the son after his helpless mother filed a complaint with the Jahra Police Station, the suspect escaped wearing …

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Fire hits new performing arts center – No injuries

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 6, (Agencies): A fire that ripped through the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City has been brought under control, an Amiri Diwan official said on Monday. Firefighters have been able to respond promptly and effectively when the fire broke out as a result of construction …

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17 people trapped in fire rescued

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 13: Firemen rescued 17 people who were trapped in a fire while thick smoke billowed from the house in Salaam area. Two people were referred to a hospital for minor injuries and the rest were given first aid by paramedics on the site for breathing difficulty. A …

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Up to 40 people feared dead in California party fire

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (KUNA) — As many as 40 people are believed to be dead after a fire broke out during a party at a two-storey warehouse in Oakland, California, on Friday night, police said Saturday. Nine people are confirmed dead so far, police told reporters, and dozens are missing. …

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African expat perishes in Mahboula fire – 6 women hurt in lift mishap

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: An African expatriate died due to smoke inhalation when fire engulfed a building in Mahboula area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the building on fire, a firefighting team was dispatched to the location. They evacuated the …

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Teen saved his 3-year-old sister from burning home

EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters say a 16-year-old boy saved his 3-year-old sister from their burning home in Epping, New Hampshire. Julia Hutchins did a head count and found only three of her four children. Her oldest child, Brandon, ran back inside the burning home on Oct. 26 and grabbed …

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Asian woman dies in fire

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: An Asian woman died in a fire that engulfed an apartment in Salmiya area. According to security sources, when the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received information about the fire, firefighters rushed to the location and discovered that the fire engulfed an apartment …

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Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

New Delhi, Oct 18, 2016 (AFP) –At least 22 people have been killed in two separate fires in India, most of them patients who were trapped in the intensive care unit of a major hospital, officials said Tuesday. More than 40 critically ill patients were in the ICU of a …

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Fire ‘under control’ as blaze hits 3 Shuwaikh warehouses

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15, (Agencies): Teams from seven fire departments were able to bring a fire under control that engulfed three warehouses in Shuwaikh industrial zone, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Saturday. KFSD Director Maj Gen Khaled Al- Mekrad told KUNA that the fire only caused material damage; …

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