Kuwait fire; Death toll rises to 50

In the wake of the fire in Kuwait, the authorities have tightened the inspection of residential buildings. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior Sheikh Fahd Youssef Al-Sabah led the inspection campaign. The Kuwaiti Interior Minister has announced that a hotline will be launched to report violations of the law.

The inspection was carried out in Al-Mangaf, Al-Mahboola, Khaitan and Jileeb Al-Shuyukh. The Ministry of Interior, Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait Fire Force, Ministry of Electricity and Water, and the Public Authority for Manpower participated in the inspection. The action comes in the context of the incident in which 50 people died when a building caught fire in Mangafil.

It was also warned that action will be taken if discarded materials are kept in the basement or premises of the buildings. If not, there will be measures including disconnection of electricity. Ensure compliance with safety standards.

The municipality said that the basements of 568 buildings found irregular in the last ten months have been closed. 189 illegally stored items in basements were removed. Illegal residents were evicted. Along with this, the Department of Social Affairs has given permission to charity societies to collect funds for the victims.

Meanwhile, Kuwait media reports that one more death has occurred. This brings the death toll to 50. One more death was reported after the bodies of the dead Indians were sent home. But it is not clear which country the deceased belonged to. Meanwhile, the body of another person who died will be brought back to the country after receiving the DNA test results. It is reported that the deceased is from Bihar.