Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Five fire stations battle blaze at Shuwaikh Industrial shop

Police investigate box containing stolen firearm and ammo

KUWAIT: Firemen from five different fire stations tackled a blaze reported at a sea equipment company in Shuwaikh Industrial yesterday. Firemen put out the blaze that was in a warehouse and carpentry shop. The incident did not cause any injuries, and investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Child drowns
A seven-year-old child drowned in a swimming pool in the chalets area, Al-Rai reported yesterday. A Kuwaiti man informed Mina Abdullah police about the incident, so an ambulance was dispatched. The child was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. A case was filed for investigations.

Stolen firearm
State security are interrogating a driver from Burkina Faso who was put into trouble by an unidentified person, who asked him to deliver a box containing a firearm, 60 rounds and two magazines that were stolen from a military establishment, reported Al-Rai. A man handed a box to the driver in Fahd Al-Ahmad and told him he must take it to the weapons detectives department, and told him it contains food. When he arrived at the department, he did not find the man whose name he was given, so he called the man who gave him the box, but his phone was switched off. The driver took the parcel to his house and opened it, but found a locked box inside, so he went to the police and told them what happened. The investigator referred the matter to the explosives department, whose men found the pistol and the rounds. Investigations are underway to identify the man who handed the box to the driver.

Sexual assault
A Tunisian woman found screaming was the only way to seek help against a worker at a health club who groped her, reported Al-Rai. The woman was surprised by the man approaching her and putting his hand on her body, so she screamed, prompting him to escape. She went to the police station and lodged a complaint.

Theft accusations
A Kuwaiti woman accused her friend of stealing an expensive watch when she visited her, Al-Rai reported yesterday. The woman discovered her watch was missing when her friend left, so she called her and asked about the watch, but she denied stealing the watch and insulted her. Police are investigating. Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti woman accused a flight attendant of stealing £7,500 while she was going for treatment in London. The woman said she fell asleep onboard the flight, and there was a flight attendant next to her. When she left the airport, she did not find the wallet which contained the £7,500 among other things. She said Heathrow airport authorities said the theft must have happened on the aircraft as their investigations did not reveal anything at the airport. The flight attendant was summoned to Jleeb police station and was released on a KD 200 bail.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun and Agencies

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