Short circuit caused deadly blaze in Kuwait foreign workers building, fire service says

June 14, 2024 - 1:32 PM
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A Kuwaiti police officer is seen in front of a burnt building following a deadly fire, in Mangaf, southern Kuwait, June 12, 2024. (Reuters/Stringer)

Kuwaiti prosecutors asked on Thursday to bring one citizen and a number of residents into protective custody over accusations of manslaughter due to safety negligence after a fire in a building housing foreign workers killed 49 and injured another 49, state news agency (KUNA) said.

—Reporting by Nayera Abdallah and Clauda Tanios; Editing by Toby Chopra