Kuwait crackdown on illegal property extensions after Mangaf tragedy

An official said that many of the victims suffocated while trying to run down the stairs because they were filled with smoke.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 16, 2024 | 12:30 PMUpdatedJun 16, 2024 | 12:30 PM

Kuwait fire tragedy Mangaf

Authorities in Kuwait have launched a crackdown on illegal property extensions in the wake of a devastating fire at a seven-storey building that claimed the lives of 50 people, including 46 Indians, according to media reports. This tragic incident has shed light on the long-standing issue of unauthorised modifications to buildings, prompting action to prevent such disasters in the future.

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