Motorist killed in Sixth Ring Road accident

KUWAIT: A motorist died in an accident reported yesterday afternoon at the Sixth Ring Road. The victim was driving towards Jahra when his vehicle lost balance and turned over, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) reported. The man had succumbed to his injuries by the time firefighters and paramedics arrived to the scene. It was not immediately known whether other vehicles were involved in the accident. An investigation was opened to determine what caused the accident.

Cigarettes’ smugglers caught

Customs officers at the Nuwaiseeb border outlet south of the country arrested a passenger who was leaving Kuwait with 70 cartons of cigarettes he tried to smuggle out of the country. Meanwhile, in another case, officers found 2,000 cartons of cigarettes hidden in a pick-up truck. The vehicles was impounded. Smuggling of cigarettes from Kuwait has increased since Saudi Arabia imposed heavy taxes on the commodity in April 2017.

Police station fire

Firemen fought a blaze in the Jabriya police station file room. The fire was put out without injuries, as investigations are underway to determine the cause of the blaze.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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