41 dead in fire at building in Kuwait

At least 41 dead in fire at building housing workers in Kuwait

by Staff Writer 12-06-2024 | 4:37 PM

At least 41 people have been killed when a fire broke out in a building that housed workers in Kuwait, according to authorities.

The blaze early on Wednesday morning in the southern Mangaf district also injured dozens of people, the Health Ministry said. The area is heavily populated with foreign labourers, but there was no immediate information on the nationality of the casualties.

Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Fahad al-Yousuf al-Sabah ordered the arrest of the building’s owner during a visit to the site.

Authorities said the fire had been brought under control and were investigating what caused it.