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‘Install smoke detectors’ – Girl, housemaid perish in fire
May 17, 2016, 8:44 am

A Bedoun girl and a housemaid perished in a fire in Saad Al-Abdullah area after a vain attempt by firemen to rescue them alive.

The two victims were trapped inside two rooms at the second floor of the two-storey building and could not escape the blaze in spite of the efforts of firemen to rescue them. A case was registered to determine the cause of fire.

In this context acting Director of Public Relations at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) Major Majed Al-Otaibi appeals to citizens and expatriates to install smoke detectors in their houses to protect life and property. He also prayed for the protection of Almighty Allah for the general public.

Meanwhile, fire broke out in a house, which was being used as a storehouse of sponges, in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area. No casualties were reported.

According to a press statement issued by Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), when the Control Room of KFSD received information about a house on fire in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, firefighters rushed to the location. They discovered that the house was being used as a storehouse of sponges and the fire spread over an area of 700 square meters.

Firefighters evacuated the tenants from the building and extinguished the fire before it spread further. High-ranking officials were present at the location along with securitymen and paramedics.

Source: Arab Times

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