Five killed in deadly yacht blaze

KUWAIT: Paramedics rush a victim to hospital following a fire on a yacht off Khairan yesterday

KUWAIT: Five people were killed and several others wounded in a yacht fire off the southern resort of Khairan yesterday, the fire department said.

Coastguards and firemen managed to control the fire, the department said in a statement, adding investigations are underway to determine the cause of the deadly blaze. Eleven ambulances and two medevac choppers were dispatched to the scene.

The deceased include three unidentified women, a man and a child. Another person was revived by paramedics and airlifted to hospital for further treatment


By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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