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Culpable Homicide: Kuwait Public Prosecution Detains Citizen, Expatriate in Al-Mangaf Fire Case

Special team formed to conduct a detailed investigation into the incident

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Published on June 15, 2024, 11:10:31

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The Public Prosecution ordered on Thursday the detention of a national and a resident of the country on charges of 'culpable homicide' in connection with the fire that engulfed an apartment building and claimed 49 lives, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The Kuwaiti and the expatriate will be held in custody on multiple charges, including 'causing death and injury by negligence in observing security and safety measures against fires,' stated the country's Public Prosecution on its X account.

Investigations are ongoing, affirmed the prosecution. Furthermore, in its statement, the prosecution disclosed that it had formed a special team to conduct a detailed investigation into the incident.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior announced that the death toll from the building fire in Al-Mangaf area had reached 49, emphasising its intention to enforce stringent measures against property owners who violated the law.

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