Fire drills held to boost readiness

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

KUWAIT: The firefighting sector carried out several exercises yesterday according to plans to enhance firemen’s efficiency. The first exercise was carried by Doha, Sulaibikhat and Mubarak Al-Kabeer hazardous materials center at East Doha station. The exercise was about implementing strategies of fighting fire and evacuation with the speed required.

Meanwhile, Fahaheel center carried out a practical exercise in cooperation with Al-Kout Mall in its cinema hall. Finally, Sulaibkhat and Ardiya centers carried out an exercise at the physiotherapy hospital in Andalus. The hospital was evacuated, while the firefighting and rescue operations were successful.

Fake goods seized
Acting on a tipoff, customs detectives and Shuaiba port inspectors foiled an attempt to smuggle in nearly 40,000 counterfeit products into the country. The confiscated items will be destroyed. The source of the products is an Asian country and includes watches, bags, phones, clothes, women’s accessories and other items.

‘Upskirter’ arrested
Police arrested an Egyptian at a supermarket for videoing a girl up her skirt, reported Al-Rai. The suspect said he is psychologically ill and satisfies his lust with the photos he takes. A police source said the suspect was arrested after a girl told the supermarket manager that a person was upskirting her sister. The suspect said he targets girls wearing short skirts and acts as if he wants to get something from the bottom shelf, then starts videoing. He was sent to concerned authorities.

Policeman beaten
A traffic officer responded to calls about a reckless driver in a Farwaniya governorate area. When the officer arrived at the scene, the suspect came out of the vehicle, beat the officer and escaped, but he left his wallet behind. Charges of beating and insulting a police officer on duty were filed against the suspect as orders for his arrest were issued.

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