Two women drown in Sabah Al-Salem

KUWAIT: Two Egyptian women (30 and 32) recently drowned in a swimming pool in Sabah Al-Salem, said security sources, noting that the two victims worked for a private hospital in the area. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress.


Traffic cameras
The total number of speeding violations detected by new traffic cameras starting from July 16th untill September 11th was 32,941, said Major General Fahad Al-Showayye, the Interior Ministry’s Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs. He added that 915 expats were deported, while 54,166 vehicles and 950 bikes were impounded in 2016. Meanwhile, 117 expats were deported, and 12,028 vehicles and 622 bikes were impounded in the period of January 1 till July 29, 2017.

In addition, Showayye said that 1,505 owners of vehicles with GCC license plates were summoned over committing 97,000 indirect traffic violations.

Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry’s Relations and Security Media Director Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash said that a media awareness campaign was organized  before the new cameras were put in use to explain how they operate to help road users avoid legal accountability.


A fire broke out recently in a 10-story building in Salmiya used by the Ministry of Education to house female teachers, said security sources, noting that firemen rushed to the scene and found out that the fire was in a kitchen on the second floor. The whole building was evacuated and the fire was controlled without reporting any casualties.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out in a 12-story building in Merqab, said security sources, noting that on reporting to the scene, firemen found out that the fire started in a warehouse of a dentist’s clinic in the third floor. The building was evacuated and one person was rescued after suffering from smoke inhalation. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress to determine the cause of the fire.


Farwaniya municipality’s acting cleaning department manager Soud Al-Harbi said that his teams had recently removed 23 abandoned vehicles in Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh, Farwaniya, Reqaie, Omariya and Ashbeliya. He added that seven cafes and stores were also fined for illegal use of public property lands.


By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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