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Women, children, maid rescued as firemen tackle ‘three blazes’

Fire destroyed the kitchen of the house where the family was rescued

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: A Kuwaiti family and their housemaid were trapped inside their house in Sabah Al-Ahmad area after fire broke out in the house. In a press statement issued by Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), the Public Relations and Media Department explained that the Control Room of KFSD had received information about the house on fire.

Immediately, firefighters were dispatched to the location with paramedics and securitymen. When they discovered a Kuwaiti family including the head of the family, three women and three children as well as their housemaid were trapped inside one of the bedrooms on the ground floor of the house, fire-fighters immediately took necessary action to rescue them. One of the children and one of the women suffered from smoke inhalation and were provided medical treatment by paramedics at the site. Fire-fighters extinguished the fire, which had broken out in the kitchen on the ground floor of the house.

Investigations have been launched to determine the cause of the fire. Meanwhile, fire broke out in a prefabricated chalet inside a farm in Abdali area. Fire-fighters rushed to the location with securitymen and paramedics and managed to extinguish the fire within a short time. No casualties were reported. In addition, fire engulfed the top floor of a building in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area. Fire-fighters succeeded in controlling the fire before it spread to the lower floors. Material losses had incurred but no casualties were reported. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

Worker killed: An Egyptian worker died while renovating a house in Abdullah Al-Mubarak, reports Al-Shahed daily. A security source said the Egyptian died on the spot when the ceiling and wall of a room fell on him. His remains were referred to Forensics.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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