29 hurt in Mahboula bldg blaze

KUWAIT: The charred remains of a room ravaged by fire are seen in Mahboula yesterday

KUWAIT: At least 29 people were hurt in a fire reported in a Mahboula building yesterday, including 21 who were hospitalized with burns. The fire reportedly started in a laundry before the flames spread to an adjacent residential building, trapping 100 occupants inside. Firefighters rushed to the scene and evacuated the building before extinguishing the blaze. The victims, who are of Indian and Filipino nationalities, were taken to Adan, Mubarak and Farwaniya hospitals with injuries varying between burns and smoke inhalation. A firefighter also suffered from smoke inhalation and was hospitalized. An investigation was opened to determine the cause of the fire, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

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