KUWAIT: The interior ministry’s relations and security information department commented on social media reports about an expatriate man’s death inside a traffic holding cell, saying that the man was alive when he was hospitalized but was later pronounced dead at Sabah Hospital. The man was held for committing a grave traffic violation, then fell ill and an ambulance was called, which took him to the hospital where he was admitted inside the ICU. Thirty minutes later, the medical team pronounced him dead due to a heart attack, the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the ministry also on social media claims about a broken part of the flyover connecting King Fahd Road with Fifth Ring Road, saying that the reports are untrue, and that traffic flow is normal and the flyover is safe with no obstacles. In the meantime, the ministry commented on a video on social media showing a person smashing the windows of a van, saying the vehicle’s owner and company representative were summoned and a case was lodged against the Kuwaiti who did the act.
Front signage collapse
Owners of car spare part shops in Shuwaikh are expected to face legal action if an investigation reveals that the collapse of their shops’ front signage, which happened yesterday due to strong winds, was a result of lack of safety measures. Kuwait Municipality’s Public Relations Department said in a statement that following a video circulated on social media and showing the collapse of the shops’ front signage, supervisory teams from the Capital municipality went to the place where the incident took place and took legal action. Director of the Capital municipality branch Bader Al-Otaibi said engineering inspection and follow up, safety, inspection, municipal services follow up and public cleanliness departments inspected the site and will prepare a technical report by the safety department.
Mangaf fire station men battled a blaze in four vehicles parked in an open area in Mahboula. Firemen isolated the fire to keep it from spreading. No casualties were reported. Meanwhile, an investigation was opened to reveal the cause of the fire.
A man fell victim to treachery by some of his friends at a farm, as the owner and several of those present beat him, causing several injuries, Al-Rai reported yesterday. All those involved were arrested and taken to Kabd police station, where one of those involved was found to be a police captain.
Kidnap and assault
Detectives are looking for three persons who kidnapped a girl with the help of her friend, assaulted her, then dumped her in a Jahra street, reported Al-Rai yesterday. A Syrian man told police that his 14-year-old daughter called him seeking rescue from three men she does not know. Policemen found the victim and questioned her. She said an Egyptian friend tricked her and three men took her in their car, assaulted her, dumped her on the street and escaped. The friend was arrested.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun and agencies