Shadadiya University fire

Shadadiya-UniversityKUWAIT: Al-Shadadiya University caught fire yesterday, causing material damage to the building but no injuries were reported. The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) sent six teams who managed to put the fire under control, Public Relations Department Director Colonel Khalil Al-Amir said in a statement.

An investigation was opened to reveal the causes of the fire. The university’s construction process faced several mishaps in recent years.

Three consecutive fires in June 2013 caused severe damages, while a landslide in 2014 left two Egyptian construction workers dead and created an eight-meter-deep hole in the ground. Officially known as the ‘Sabah Al-Salem University City’, the facility is located on an approximate six million square meters’ plot southwest of Kuwait City.

Construction at Al-Shadadiya University started in 2010, six years after the decree to build it was issued in 2004. The current deadline for the project to finish is 2019.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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