Eight die in Farwaniya fire

KUWAIT, June 30 (KUNA) — At least eight people died and a number of others were wounded in a fire that broke out at a house in Farwaniya on Thursday, according to Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD).
In a statement to KUNA, Acting Director of KFSD Maj. Gen. Khalid Al-Mekrad said that four fire departments took part in putting the fire out, adding that among the injured were firefighters as well.
Al-Mekrad expressed regret over the incident, noting that these prefabricated buildings lack basic security and safety precautions and have some major violations.(end) hmd.tm.ag