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Sinkhole opens up at Ardhiya construction site

KUWAIT: A sinkhole opened up in Ardhiya industrial area as a result of digging work by a company, which caused an underground pipe to break. The ministry of public works said in a statement the incident is not related to any of its projects, noting a private contractor not contracted by the ministry is responsible for the damage, stressing no landslide took place.

Kuwait Municipality later said it issued a citation to the contractor responsible for the ground collapse. “The site was of a building under construction, during the basement digging stage. The contractor has a safety license. Work has been suspended at the location for the safety of pedestrians and workers,” the Municipality announced.

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