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Top fire official dies in neighbor house blaze

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: Major Abdulaziz Al-Dawas from the Salmiya Fire Station died while fighting a fire that broke out in his neighbor’s house in Bayan. His corpse has been referred to Forensics medicine. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Muhammad, the head of the Directorate-General of Fire Department, Lieutenant-General Khaled Al-Mekrad, and all employees of the General Fire Force, including military and civilian mourned the death of Major Al-Dawas.

According to the details, the Ministry of Interior operations room received a report of a fire at the maid’s prefabricated room in a house in Bayan, and immediately the securitymen and fire engines rushed to the spot to put out the fire. The source added the deceased saw the fire rising from the maid’s room in his neighbor’s house, so he hurried and tried to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher before the arrival of firefighters. After he was injured he was rushed to a hospital and succumbed to the burns five hours later. By Munif Nayef Al-Seyassah, Arab Times Staff

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